Prince Philip Is Officially Retired! The Royal Attends His Last Public Engagement

Prince Philip seen with Queen Elizabeth is saying farewell to public engagements retiring at 96

Lieutenant Colonel Gary Green, who devised the charity event said: "It's an honour for the Armed Forces having the Duke of Edinburgh's last public engagement with the Corps and the Royal Navy".

UK Correspondent Rod Liddle told Mike Hosking he has done over 22,000 engagements by himself since 1952.

The Prince's retirement comes after he was released from a London area hospital in June after being treated for an infection from a pre-existing condition.

And earlier this year, Buckingham Palace announced the royal's plans for retirement, stating he had the full support of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II.

And Brits may not have seen the last of their aged prince.

It said he "may still attend events alongside the queen from time to time".

PRINCE PHILIP OF MOUNTBATTEN was born in Greece to the Greek and Danish royal families. The couple were then married on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey.

The Queen Mother was interred in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, next to her husband George VI as well as the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret. As their first-born, Prince Charles is next in line for the throne. And that time, he'd been a patron of more than 800 organizations. These reflect his interests in conservation, sport, the military and engineering.

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His titular Duke of Edinburgh's Award has been taken by 4 million people across over 100 countries worldwide.

On Wednesday, he will meet servicemen who have taken part in a 1,664-mile trek in aid of charity. Upon meeting a group of Australian Aborigines in 2002, the prince asked if they were "still throwing spears at each other?"

Prince Philip was unexpectedly hospitalized during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, according to USA Today.

They have four children and eight grandchildren.

It is expected that the Prince will continue royal duties at his choosing.

Hi six and a half decades of diplomacy were not without controversy, however. During a visit to Oban in Scotland in 1995 he asked a driving instructor: "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the [driving] test?"

The Telegraph is not alone in its faux pas.

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