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Thu May 4, 2017, 05:22 AM

It sounds like the Prince Philip maybe stepping down from public life

This as of now is just conjecture. Not confirmed.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who is 95, will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The Palace said in a statement it was the Duke's decision taken with the support of the Queen.

It said: "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.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/04/buckingham-palace-summons-entire-royal-household-emergency-meeting/

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duncang May 2017 OP
HipChick May 2017 #1
duncang May 2017 #2
HipChick May 2017 #5
duncang May 2017 #6
duncang May 2017 #3
Dorian Gray May 2017 #4
Nonhlanhla May 2017 #7
duncang May 2017 #8

Response to duncang (Original post)

Thu May 4, 2017, 05:26 AM

1. At 95, he wants to focus on other things..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #1)

Thu May 4, 2017, 05:36 AM

2. My daughter, son-in-law, and grandson are over in Scotland visiting the in-laws

She said he has been having a hard time remembering names, etc. So he is probably stepping down for that.

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Response to duncang (Reply #2)

Thu May 4, 2017, 07:08 AM

5. That's not recent...it's been going a long time..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #5)

Thu May 4, 2017, 07:23 AM

6. Yep, her full message she said 6 years plus? nt

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Response to duncang (Original post)

Thu May 4, 2017, 05:46 AM

3. Confirmed by BBC now.

He will be stepping down in August

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Response to duncang (Original post)

Thu May 4, 2017, 06:28 AM

4. I woke up to TWO

push notices on my phone about this.

As an American..... who cares?

He's old. He probably wants to hang out and watch Frankie and Grace on Netflix in the privacy of his own room.

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Response to duncang (Original post)

Thu May 4, 2017, 07:29 AM

7. Say what you will about the royals

But the Queen and Prince Philip have actually been pretty hard-working over the years. It is no joke for such elderly people to constantly have to be doing public events. They may live lives of luxury (although the Queen is said to be very frugal), but they are not slackers, and most people their age would have been retired for years by now.

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Response to Nonhlanhla (Reply #7)

Thu May 4, 2017, 07:47 AM

8. It's fun talking to my son-in-law

He is from Scotland. He's not completely sold on the Royals, but will defend them when I say there shouldn't even be a royal family in this age. I like poking sticks.

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