Day: May 4, 2017

Latest Update: Theresa May has released a statement following the news about Prince Philip

Latest Update: Theresa May has released a statement following the news about Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
Theresa May has released a statement following the news that Prince Philip will be standing down from his royal duties from autumn this year. Thanking the royal for his many years of service, she said: "On behalf of the whole country, I want to offer our deepest gratitude and good wishes to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh following today's announcement that he will stand down from public duties in the Autumn." She added: "From his steadfast support for Her Majesty the Queen to his inspirational Duke of Edinburgh Awards and his patronage of hundreds of charities and good causes, his contribution to our United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the wider world will be of huge benefit to us all for years to come." Jeremy Corbyn also paid tribute, writing: "I would like to pay tribute t...
Couple of hours after Buckingham Palace announced Prince Philip’s retirement

Couple of hours after Buckingham Palace announced Prince Philip’s retirement

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
Prince Philip makes first appearance with the Queen following retirement news Buckingham Palace announced the Duke of Edinburgh will be standing down from official duty in the autumn couple of hours after Buckingham Palace announced Prince Philip's retirement, the Duke of Edinburgh attended an engagement with his wife the Queen. The 95-year-old Prince was pictured being driven from Buckingham Palace to St James's Palace, and gave a cheery wave from his car. The couple attended a service for members of the Order of Merit at the Chapel Royal, after which they hosted a luncheon for those at the service. The Order of Merit is often hailed "the UK's highest honour" and at any point in time, there can only be a total of 24 members. Members are given a red and blue enamel badge, which ...
BREAKING NEWS: Buckingham Palace released a statement that Royal is standing down from official duty

BREAKING NEWS: Buckingham Palace released a statement that Royal is standing down from official duty

Queen Elizabeth II, Royality
Prince Philip, 95, is standing down from official duty, it has been announced. Buckingham Palace released a statement on Thursday, saying: "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. Prince Philip will attend previously scheduled engagements between now and August, both individually and accompanying The Queen. Thereafter, The Duke will not be accepting new invitations for visits and engagements, although he may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time. "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 long