Prince Philip is to step down from public duties from the autumn, Buckingham Palace has announced



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LONDON - Prince Philip to step down from royal duties. Prince Philip is to step down from public duties from the autumn, Buckingham Palace has announced. The decision by the 95-year-old Duke was taken with the support of the Queen, the statement said. The statement added: "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." (Financial Times)




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