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Prince Philip Returning To Ship Of His Past

When you get really old, the saying goes, you don't buy green bananas…and not because you're afraid of slipping on one.

How old is really old?

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is two months away from his 93rd birthday and most recently made a few headlines by being hospitalized, not an unusual occurrence Royal couplefor a man of his vintage. None of this keeps the Duke from making plans. In three weeks, he intends to attend the 10th anniversary of Cunard's Queen Mary 2 in Southampton, proving that (a) Elizabeth is not the only Queen in his life, and (b) he is not about to roll over just because he's in his nineties.

Queen Mary 2 is the flagship for Cunard, and has been for a decade. Since then, she has crossed the Atlantic more than 200 times, visited 182 ports in 60 countries and been home on the water for over 1.3 million passengers.

The ship was christened by Queen Elizabeth — that would be Prince Philip's wife of 67 years — and he was there, naturally, for the occasion.

But then he was only 83. Clearly, it was safe for him to buy green bananas.

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