Prince Philip, 96, carries out final engagement after 65 years of service

10 things you need to know about August 2			
				 
   by Simon Garner 
  Published

10 things you need to know about August 2 by Simon Garner Published

Prince Philip is officially retired.

Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in his role as Captain General, Royal Marines, attends a Parade to mark the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge on the Buckingham Palace Forecourt in central London on August 2, 2017.

The 1,664 mile running challenge began in Plymouth on April 25 with Royal Marines running 16.64 miles a day for 100 days, with the gruelling trek due to end at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

The butler said the Prince, health permitting, will also be at next year's Order of the Garter Service on June 18 and Royal Ascot on June 19-23.

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The article coincides with Philip's last public engagement before he retires, which takes place on Wednesday. He has also authored 14 books, has given 5,496 speeches, and served as patron to 785 organizations.

The Daily Telegraph has accidentally published a story incorrectly stating that Prince Philip is dead.

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

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

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The Duke announced that he planned to step down from official duties earlier this year, though it is assumed that he will still be seen by the public, attending public events in an unofficial capacity when he wishes.

As he met well wishers at St. James's Palace, one guest said, "I'm sorry to hear you're standing down".

Elizabeth has called Philip, her husband of nearly 70 years and the longest-serving consort in British history, "my strength and stay". The queen, the world's longest-reigning living monarch who celebrated her 91st birthday in April, will continue to carry out a full programme of official engagements.

It was announced in May that Philip would no longer undertake his own programme of engagements, though he may still accompany the Queen at certain events from time to time.

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