With the fall of the elderly couple will depart from government.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, with the fall of 2017 will not perform Royal duties.
This is stated in the message on the website of the Royal family.
“His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh decided that since the autumn of this year he will not be engaged in public Affairs. In making that decision, Duke has the full support of Queen”, – said in a statement.
As noted, Prince Philip (both alone and with the Queen) will attend the meetings that were previously scheduled for the period up to August.
After that it will not accept new invitations, although from time to time “he can still take part in certain public events.”
“The Duke of Edinburgh is patron, President or member of more than 780 organizations with which it will continue to be associated, although no longer playing an active role, participating in meetings,” – said representatives of the Royal family.
However, as noted, her Majesty “will continue to implement a full programme of official speeches with the support of members of the Royal family”.
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