Prince Philip Retire Royal Duties – CWEB.com
His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year,” the palace statement said. “In taking this decision, the duke has the full support of the queen.”
Prince Philip will attend previously scheduled engagements until August, the palace said, but will then retreat from public view, although he may attend events from time to time. The statement gave no reason for the decision. “Her Majesty will continue to carry out a full program of official engagements with the support of members of the royal family,” the palace said.