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Old 08-02-2017, 10:55 AM
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Continuation of post 200 - were you can read the Telegraph published an incomplete article online announcing the death of the Duke of Edinburgh as the still-alive prince prepared for his final day of public engagements.

The articles I posted earlier, but now updated:

Read more: Prince Philip retires: Duke of Edinburgh meets Royal Marines at final public event
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The Duke of Edinburgh has met Royal Marines who have completed a mammoth 1,664 mile trek - his final official Royal event before he retires from public engagements.

In the grounds of Buckingham Palace, Philip celebrated the achievements of servicemen who have taken part in the 1664 Global Challenge, a series of strength and endurance feats raising funds and awareness for the Royal Marines Charity.
Read more: Prince Philip carries out final official engagement - BBC News
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The Duke of Edinburgh met Royal Marines in his final solo public engagement before he retires from royal duties.

The 96-year-old announced his retirement in May, after decades of supporting the Queen, as well as attending events for his own charities and organisations.

Prince Philip has completed 22,219 solo engagements since 1952.

Outside Buckingham Palace, he met servicemen who have taken part in a 1,664-mile trek in aid of charity.

As Captain General of the Royal Marines, the duke attended a parade to mark the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge - a series of strength and endurance challenges raising funds and awareness for charity.
DF article with many pictures:
Prince Philip arrives for his last public engagement | Daily Mail Online

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Video of some of the BBC coverage - commentary by the very unreliable Robert Jobson:
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:05 PM
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Some tweets and videos from this event
https://twitter.com/QueenVicMirror/s...51149534769152
https://twitter.com/QueenVicMirror/s...50203459174401
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:56 PM
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It was great to see that Philip turned up to his last engagement despite the rain. I was quite worried about him today because he contracted his bladder infection not long after he'd stood out in the rain during the Jubilee; but he's probably been given the thumbs up by his doctors for today as I doubt they would have advised him to go given his bladder infection if they knew it would be problematic for him. Philip's a tough one though, so I'm sure he was fine.
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:58 PM
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As you all can see in the above post, the press went into meltdown on May 5th, the day after the so-called retirement become known.

And he's on some of tomorrow's front pages too:

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Old 08-03-2017, 02:57 AM
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Prince Phillip's Retirement

Mac on... Prince Philip's retirement | Daily Mail Online


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Love Mac - and drawn so well with the corgies and the races on the TV.
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:00 AM
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The Duke of Edinburgh’s retirement from royal duties has been marked with the launch of a special commemorative £5 coin.

The reverse of the £5 coin bears the image of Prince Philip and the phrase “Non sibi sed patriae” – Latin for “not for self, but country”, while the other side features the face of the Queen.
Read more: New £5 coin unveiled to mark Prince Philip's retirement from royal duties
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:10 PM
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More from yesterday:

UK Prime Minister‏ @Number10gov
PM – "As he carries out his final public engagement, I thank The Duke of Edinburgh for a remarkable lifetime of service." (1/2)

UK Prime Minister‏ @Number10gov
PM – "I hope The Duke, after 22,219 solo engagements since 1952, can now enjoy a well-earned retirement!" (2/2)

From the British Monarchist Society & Foundation
Today H.R.H. Prince Philip undertook his final engagement of his nearly 70-year career as consort to Her Majesty, The Queen. Over this long service of duty, H.R.H. has undertaken 22,219 solo engagements since 1952, has given 5,496 speeches and 785 organisations have him as patron, president or member. Four million people have taken part in The Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme. Needless to say, this man is a national treasure and we will miss him, his jokes and cheeky demeanour very much. We wish him much happiness in his retirement and on behalf of a grateful nation: Thank you for your unwavering and dedicated service.

Read more: Prince Philip: 70 life snippets of the Duke of Edinburgh | Royal | News | Express.co.uk
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AS the Duke of Edinburgh bows out of official duties, we present 70 snippets from a life well lived, one for every year that he has faithfully served the British public as the Queen’s consort.
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:27 PM
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The Duke of Edinburgh has had another solo engagement -

CC - 23rd August 2017 at Balmoral - The Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel-in-Chief, today received a delegation from The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment).

He may not be doing 'public engagements' but he is still doing some and he has two more to come in early September.
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:59 PM
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Shows to go ya that you can't keep a good man down.

What is nice about this retirement is that Philip gets to cherry pick whatever he wants to do or not do. No strenuous appointment calendar but he can do what he wants to, when he wants to and calls the shots.

I also believe this shows that Philip is dedicated to what he does and that it has meaning for him. My respect for this man has just gone over the top.
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