95-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip is retiring in the fall of this year. This decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the Royal family last night. Queen consort of great Britain himself has expressed a desire to leave their Royal duties, and the wife supported him.
“His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh decided to stop doing public Affairs in the fall of this year. This decision was supported by the Queen. Prince Philip will attend a previously scheduled before the August meeting, both individually and with the Queen. After that it will selectively attend public events,” — reads the statement of the court.
Now 780 organizations, patron and founder of which is the Duke, waiting for the change. Part of Philip in their activities now will not be as active. Last time he appeared in public on 3 may, opening the new stand of the capital’s cricket stadium. The reason for the resignation has not yet been reported, but I assume that because of old age, Duke can not cope with their responsibilities.