Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to Retire from Royal Duties

The Buckingham Palace has announcement regarding The Duke of Edinburgh, 95-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh will be release of his duties from carrying out royal engagements later this year.

Buckingham Palace made this know on Thursday that,the Duke of Edinburgh who has been by his wife’s side throughout her 65 years on the throne, has decided he would cease public duties from autumn, he will attend any formal scheduled engagements between now and August, both individually and accompanying The Queen.

This was made following a meeting of senior royal staff at Buckingham Palace, news of which prompted speculation about the health of the royals.
According to Daily Mail, the Queen of England, the world’s longest-reigning living monarch who celebrated her 91st birthday in April, will continue to carry out a full program of official engagements, while 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 couple, who are due to celebrate their platinum, or 70th, wedding anniversary in November have been cutting their workload in recent years, passing on many responsibilities to son and heir Prince Charles, and grandsons, Princes William and Harry.

Queen Elizabeth II Father George VI, died at 56, her mother lived until 101 and was still appearing in public almost up until her death in 2002.

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An announcement regarding The Duke of Edinburgh

The Daily Mail newspaper reported that, Prime Minister Theresa May visit the Queen to formally agree to the dissolution of parliament ahead of June’s election while Philip opened a new stand at Lord’s Cricket Ground in central London.

In the early hours Thursday, the queen ordered a “highly unusual” meeting in London for staff members from royal residences across the country. They were to be addressed by the Lord Chamberlain, the most senior officer of the Royal Household, as well as Her Majesty’s right-hand man, Private Secretary Sir Christopher Geidt, according to various reports.

This led to wide speculation online the announcement might be related to the Duke’s death. However, the Buckingham Palace press office denied those rumors  “You could safely assume the Queen and Prince Philip are not dead.

Source:Daily Mail

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