Duke of Edinburgh officially retires from royal duties

Prince Philip has formally retired from royal duties, after conducting his final solo public engagement today.

The Duke of Edinburgh attended a parade of the Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace, with hundreds of wellwishers turning out for the occasion.

While the 96-year-old will no longer make royal appearances on his own, he may accompany the Queen from time to time.


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In his 64-year royal career, Prince Philip has undertaken 22,219 solo engagements.