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Queen Elizabeth's Husband Prince Philip Announces Retirement From Public Engagements

Queen Elizabeth's Husband Prince Philip Announces Retirement From Public Engagements

Prince Philip has announced that he is retiring from public engagements beginning in the fall.

The 95-year-old royal is married to Queen Elizabeth, 91, who is giving her husband her full support in his decision.

“Prince Philip will attend previously scheduled engagements between now and August, both individually and accompanying The Queen. Thereafter, The Duke will not be accepting new invitations for visits and engagements, although he may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time,” the statement from the Palace read.

Click inside to read the full announcement from the Royal Family…

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. In taking this decision, The Duke has the full support of The Queen.

Prince Philip will attend previously scheduled engagements between now and August, both individually and accompanying The Queen. Thereafter, The Duke will not be accepting new invitations for visits and engagements, although he may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time.

The Duke of Edinburgh is Patron, President or a member of over 780 organisations, with which he will continue to be associated, although he will no longer play an active role by attending engagements.

Her Majesty will continue to carry out a full programme of official engagements with the support of members of the Royal Family.

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  • MFGBali

    How can you retire from doing nothing?

    Spongers, all of them.

  • annalexander
  • SquidBillie

    Now he can spend all of his time shooting animals and insulting people….Oh wait…he was already doing that.

  • Ernest

    What a world exclusive announcement – Prince Philip won’t be doing anymore of not doing anything anymore. Seriously, it’s the 21st century, the monarchy is an outdated nonsense.

  • Stalis

    You’d think she would step down as well.. they’re in their 90′s .. time for the newer generation to take over.. no?

  • Shenanigans

    the newer generation doesn’t work half as hard as them. Have you compared their engagement itineraries? The queen does twice the work Will and Kate do combined, as do Charles and Camilla. The newer generation has a lot to learn. Harry is doing a good job, though.