Prince Philip attends military event
Prince Philip attended a military event in his role as Captain General of the Royal Marines yesterday (26.05.16).
The 94-year-old royal made the short trip to Horse Guards Parade in London to attend Beating Retreat, which involved Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines performing a precise drill and a musical spectacle.
He took on the role as Captain General in 1953 and sources told the Daily Mail newspaper that he is “proud” his uniform still fits from that day.
Celebrity adventurer Bear Grylls was among the star-studded attendees at the event, and the former territorial army member took to his Twitter account to praise the Royal Marines.
He wrote: “Amazing time with the Royal Marines – so proud to be part of the family & to share today with Marmaduke as well.
“Yr work is inspiring & important helping veteran & serving Marines & families. Keep going! Together we can help many (sic)”
Money raised at the event goes to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.
A tweet on their official Twitter account read: “Inspired by what you saw tonight? Donate £5 by texting RNRMC to 70500 and help us to help them. Thank you! #BR16”
Performance CDs were also on sale at the event for £10.