Queen Elizabeth made a sad announcement today when she revealed that her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, would be retiring from all royal duties.

“His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. In taking this decision, The Duke has the full support of The Queen,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement, according to Daily Mail. “The Duke of Edinburgh is Patron, President or a member of over 780 organisations, with which he will continue to be associated, although he will no longer play an active role by attending engagements.”

Prince Philip, who is turning 96 next month, maintained a sense of humor about the situation when he appeared at an Order of Merit service at St James’s Palace just an hour after the announcement was made. When one emotional man stopped him to say, “I’m sorry to hear you’re standing down,” the Duke of Edinburgh replied, “Well I can’t stand up much longer.”

This came a day after the staff from the royal households across Britain were called to Buckingham Palace for an emergency meeting, raising concerns about the Queen’s health and that of her husband. Prince Philip claims he is “fine” physically and has simply decided to end his formal royal duties having supported his wife in public on thousands of occasions since 1947.


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