As of Monday (April 22), Prince Philip is 35,745 days old, and is the oldest man ever in the British Royal Family. He has surpassed Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, who was Queen Victoria’s granddaughter and lived for 35,741 days before she died in 1981, according to ITV.
The Duke of Edinburgh has a bit longer to go before he becomes the oldest living royal in British history, though. That record is held by Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, who died at age 102. And let’s not forget the Queen Mother, who died in 2002 at the age of 101.
Prince Philip is, however, the longest-serving consort in British history, having served for more than 67 years since Elizabeth II became Queen on Feb. 6, 1952, according to Metro. He is also the oldest ever male member of the Royal Family, having passed Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, a son of Queen Victoria, in February 2013.
As for Prince Philip’s secrets to longevity, Canada can take some credit! ITV points to the Royal Canadian Air force’s 5BX fitness plan, along with a “carefully controlled diet.” 5BX uses basic exercises for muscle strength and growth, and can be done daily with no equipment and does not require much space.
Last year, Prince Philip officially retired after carrying out his final royal engagement. Since then, he has mostly been spending his time at the Royal Family’s Sandringham estate, and is pursuing passions such as reading and painting.