Prince Philip to retire from public engagements

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Prince Phillip with the Queen

PRINCE PHILIP is retiring from royal duties this autumn, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The 95-year-old is said to have made the decision himself and is supported by the Queen.

The Duke of Edinburgh will attend previously scheduled engagements between now and August but will decline new invitations.

Prince Philip carried out 110 days of engagements in 2016 according to Court Circular listings.

In a statement, the Buckingham Palace spokesman said the duke “may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time.” 

The Queen will not be standing down from public engagements.

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