Prince Philip is not your typical 98-year-old royal.
In fact, as far as we can tell, the man’s lifestyle has more in common with Keith Richards than with any of the King Richards.
For examples, let’s just look at the last six months of Philip’s life, shall we?
Back in January, Philip flipped his Land Rover while driving like a mad man in the English countryside.
Last month, we learned that Philip and Queen Elizabeth are essentially separated, living under different roofs and leading "separate lives" as one insider put it.
Now, we’ve come to find out that the UK’s answer to Joe Biden is still offering ribald and painfully outmoded advice to his grandsons.
According to a new report from London’s Sunday Times, Philip issued a stern warning to Prince Harry shortly after the latter began dating Meghan Markle.
“One steps out with actresses, one doesn’t marry them,” a source recalls Philip remarking.
Fortunately, the insider says Philip has since come around and now realizes that Meghan is Harry’s ideal mate.
And apparently, Philip wasn’t the only one who harbored some early doubts about Meg.
“William wanted to make sure that Harry was making the right decision,” royal expert Katie Nicholl recently told Fox News.
“And I think what was intended as well-meaning, brotherly concern and a bit of advice went down quite badly with Harry, who felt that William wasn’t being as supportive as he might’ve been.
"So there has certainly been tensions between the brothers.”
Nicholl’s comments were made in the context of speculation about an alleged feud between William and Harry.
It’s not surprising that Will’s comments wouldn’t sit well with Harry.
Unsolicited relationship advice is always tough to swallow, and considering Will’s trash talk came around the same time he was allegedly cheating on Kate Middleton while she was pregnant, we imagine it was especially tough to take.
But like Phil before him, Will has reportedly come to realize just how awesome Meghan is:
“I think William sees how happy Meghan makes Harry,” Nicholl explained.
“I think he’s quite impressed by Meghan, her work ethic, how quickly she’s adapted to royal life," she added.
"Of course … the jury is still out. But actually, I think William has realized that Meghan is probably the best thing to happen to Harry.”
So William’s under the impression that Meghan is good for Harry?
On behalf of the entire world, we’d like to say, no, duh!