Buckingham Palace Mid of Night Call Announcement - Prince Philip To Retire

May 5, 2017



Thursday morning 10:00 a.m. B.S.T.
Buckingham Palace announced that The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip (age 95), as of August 2017,  will retire from his public engagements after more than sixty-three years. The announcement from Buckingham Palace came with the full support of Queen Elizabeth, II, (age 91) who will continue with her public engagements and has stated she has no intention of retiring. 
The Duke of Edinburgh will continue his role with the more than 780 charitable organizations he currently supports.  However, he will no longer attend functions.



Prince Philip is the longest living Consort in British history to his wife Queen Elizabeth, II the longest reigning Monarch.  

The couple, married in 1947 will celebrate 70 years of marriage this November.




















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