Prince Philip Is Stepping Out Of The Public Spotlight

Prince Philip Is Stepping Out Of The Public Spotlight

After 65 years and more than 22,000 public appearances, Prince Philip has conducted his last ever solo official engagement.

The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a parade of the Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, bringing to an end his 64 years as Captain General of the commando force.

The 1664 Global Challenge saw marines undertake a series of exploits that pushed them to their physical limits in aid of the Royal Marines Charity.

He was also met with cheers as he was handed the Challenge baton.

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In May The Sun made a similar gaffe when it announced: "Prince Philip dead at 95, how did the Duke of Edinburgh die, etc etc".

Another mistimed obituary for Prince Philip was published in May when the duke initially announced his retirement from public engagements. He has given almost 5,500 speeches, made more than 600 overseas trips and served as patron for almost 800 organizations.

The day before the wedding, the King bestowed the style of Royal Highness on Philip and on the morning of the wedding, he was made the Duke of Edinburgh as he had abandoned both his Greek and Danish royal titles in order to marry Elizabeth.

"However, Palace insiders have said the Duke specified he wanted a "low key" funeral at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he will also be interred".

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Prince Philip is involved with over 780 organisations, in the capacity of patron, president or member.

At one stage, the military band played "for he's a jolly good fellow" as a tribute to the elderly royal, who has served in his consort role for longer than anyone else in British history.

He may, however, "still choose to attend certain public events from time to time", according to a statement from the Palace.

The queen once described her husband as "my strength and stay" - although the duke himself is self-deprecating, joking earlier this year that he was the "world's most experienced plaque-unveiler".

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