Prince Philip was recently spotted riding his horses in Norfolk.

The 98-year-old royal appeared to have lost a considerable amount of weight in recent months. During his latest outing, the Duke of Edinburgh was photographed wearing a grey sun hat, a collared shirt, and a blue jacket. He was also accompanied by his two royal aides.

Ever since he retired from his royal duties in 2017, royal fans have the dad of four less and less. But every now and then, he is photographed riding his horses – a hobby that he has loved for years.

During an interview two years ago, Prince Philip talked about his love for horse riding and playing polo. But he also said that he decided to give up the latter when he turned 50.

“I was looking round to see what’s next, I didn’t know what was available. And I suddenly thought, we’ve got horses and carriages so why don’t I have a go… So, I borrowed four horses from the stables in London, took them to Norfolk and practiced and thought – why not?” he said.

Meanwhile, Prince Philip’s sighting in Norfolk came just days after he decided to skip his great-grandson Archie’s christening in Windsor Castle. Since Prince Philip is already residing in the private estate, it has become difficult for him to travel back to Windsor.

On July 6, he also reunited with his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, that’s why the royal couple opted to sit Archie’s christening out. The Queen already has a prior engagement that also made it impossible for her to attend.

A royal expert also claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a mistake with the schedule of their son’s christening. The royal couple didn’t check the royal diary properly, and they also seemed to prioritize Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles because they are Archie’s grandparents.

Archie was christened at a private chapel owned by the Queen in Windsor.

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Pictured: Prince Philip leaves St George's Chapel after the wedding of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and The Duchess of Sussex at St Georges Chapel on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Getty Images/Gareth Fuller-WPA Pool