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Old 05-04-2017, 06:06 AM
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Duke of Edinburgh to Retire from Public Engagements in August: May 4, 2017

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Prince Philip is stepping down from public engagements.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:07 AM
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Philip is retiring and will no longer Conduct public engagements after the autumn as per the Telefraph
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Breaking - Prince Philip is retiring from public duties
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:07 AM
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Duke of Edinburgh to Retire from Public Engagements in August: May 4, 2017

Rumour on other sites is that Philip is retiring from official life ... for what it is worth.

Seems that he is stepping down from official duties in the autumn.

https://www.royal.uk/announcement-re...duke-edinburgh - from the British Monarchy Website.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:07 AM
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Duke of Edinburgh to Retire from Public Engagements in August: May 4, 2017


https://www.royal.uk/announcement-re...duke-edinburgh

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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Old 05-04-2017, 06:10 AM
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@BBCBreaking: Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, who is 95, to step down from royal duties this autumn - Buckingham Palace Duke of Edinburgh to retire from royal duties - BBC News

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Old 05-04-2017, 06:12 AM
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Yes, Prince Philip is finally going into retirement this autumn. He will step down from public life and his patronages this autumn. Although he will appear at The Trooping of The Colour and other this from time to time.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:14 AM
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I wasn't expecting such an announcement, but it is not surprising. The Duke has done exceptionally well, especially in recent years with advanced age and health issues. I suspect he will still attend important national events occasionally.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:16 AM
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Prince Philip is 96 years old this June and there is a limit to what can be done in your late 90's. He has more than earned some retirement years, however long they may be.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:17 AM
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May he enjoy his retirement. It's fully deserved.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:18 AM
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Absolutely Understandable and expected !! It was already admirable that he was so active at this age!
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:24 AM
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Prince Philip has been a wonderful support to the Queen in her official and private life for nearly 70 years. He can now relax a little and enjoy his retirement.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:25 AM
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Thank you Prince Philip for everything you have done for the Queen, the UK and the Commonwealth.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:26 AM
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God bless him. Job well done!
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:28 AM
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Actually, I see this as a wonderful announcement. No one has served HM, The Queen over her long reign better than her "strength and stay" the Duke of Edinburgh.

I also think that at 96 years young, he deserves time to just be. To smell the roses, do the things he loves to do and let his engagements and duties and patronages pass on to the younger royals.

One thing that won't change though is his steadfast devotion to his wife and his monarch and his family.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:32 AM
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Yes, absolutely understandable, he's 95!! And of course more than deserved!! Hope he has a few more years to enjoy as a retired man!!
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:33 AM
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He's not disappearing just yet.

The Queen and The Duke have an engagement today at St James Palace for the Order of Merit.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:34 AM
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But why all the fuss about the retirement of a 95 year old man? Why not simply announce it but call all staff urgently? Philip always hated the fuss about him ....
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:35 AM
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Now that has got to be one of the most well-earned retirement in the world, bar none! We know he will still support his wife to the fullest.

I'm guessing that HM felt the senior staff were entitled to know before the general public as it is probable he will spend a lot more time at Balmoral and Windsor.
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BREAKING NEWS: Prince Philip is to completely retire from royal duties aged 95, Buckingham Palace announces

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