Prince Philip has a hobby we never knew about and it's very impressive 10 months ago

Prince Philip has a hobby we never knew about and it's very impressive

Not bad for a 97-year-old.

Actually, this is seriously impressive no matter what age you are.

According to The Times, Prince Philip has a knack for growing truffles; so much so, he's the first person to ever coax the black truffle from British soil, the publication reports.

Planted on Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham estate, Prince Philip has been attempting to grow truffles since 2006. Passionate about gardening and plants, the royal has been nurturing the plants which have now produced French Perigord black truffle; a rare delicacy and one which is highly sought after.

Black French Perigold truffle

According to People, the selling price for successful truffles is quite the pretty penny with 3.5oz selling for €154 to €200.

But if you think you'll be sampling a truffle from Prince Philip well, think again. You'd have to be invited around to the palace to taste Philip's produce as they're reportedly not for sale and instead, they've been given to family and friends. We'd say Meghan and Harry have been putting them to good use given their joint love for cooking.

harry and meghan's child

The estate which Philip manages also has a fruit farm which grows apples, gooseberries and blackcurrants, and all that produce is commercially sold.