PRINCE Philip didn’t want to reach the age of 100, the Duke of Sussex has revealed.

Speaking in a new BBC One tribute film to the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Harry said his grandfather had a “fantastic innings”, but “didn’t actually want to get to a century”.

Prince Philip passed away on April 9 at the age of 99.

More than a dozen members of the royal family have offered their personal memories and reflections on Prince Philip for the hour-long programme, which is due to air at 9pm on Wednesday, September 22.

All of the monarch and Prince Philip’s children and grandchildren have taken part in the programme.

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton will not appear in the film.

Prince Harry said used a cricket analogy while talking about his grandfather, saying that he had a “fantastic innings”, scored a six, but “didn’t actually want to get to a century”.

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He also spoke of the Queen’s bond with the Duke, but said he knew the monarch would be “okay” without him.

“More than anything I miss his humour, but I miss him, I miss him more for my grandmother because I know how incredibly strong she was with him there,” he said. “I also know that she’s going to be okay without him.”

Prince Harry described the Queen and Prince Philip as “the most adorable couple”, and went on to reveal Philip would get his flying hours in while on official tours.

“I just imagine my grandmother sitting in the back of the plane having a cup of tea and going through turbulence and going ‘Oh Philip, what are you doing?’,” he added.

In the documentary, Prince Harry and Prince William also said the Queen and Prince Philip looked forward to unexpected events while carrying out their official duties together over the decades.

“My grandfather loved things when they go wrong,” Prince William said.

“Both my grandparents love that because you can imagine, they’ve lived a life where everything has to go right the whole time and so when things go wrong, they both chuckle an awful lot.

“Everyone else gets mortally embarrassed. They love it.”

Prince Harry, who was filmed separately, added: “The two of them are going ‘Well I wonder if something’s going to go wrong this year? How exciting’.”

Prince William said his grandfather loved to play a game at family barbeques using a squeezy mustard tube.

He said: “He used to take the lid off and put it in your hands, and then he’d squish your hands together to fire the mustard onto the ceiling.

“He used to get in a lot of trouble from my grandmother for covering most of the places we had lunch and things with mustard on the ceiling.”

The tribute will include interviews filmed both before and after Philip’s death in April.

It was originally conceived to mark the Duke’s 100th birthday in June, but the nation’s longest-serving consort died two months before his centenary.

The BBC said Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers would feature “poignant recollections, plenty of humour and numerous fresh insights into the character and legacy of this royal pioneer”.

The documentary-makers went inside Buckingham Palace to meet the Duke’s long-serving staff and to capture his study, private office and library as they were during his seven decades of public service.