Telegraph's Prince Philip 'death' article removed after weird gaffe

Telegraph's Prince Philip 'death' article removed after weird gaffe

Telegraph's Prince Philip 'death' article removed after weird gaffe

The Duke of Edinburgh began to scale back the number of engagements he participated in when he turned 90 years old in 2011.

The full-length report, since taken down, appeared on the newspaper's website before Prince Philip, 96, the longest-serving consort in British history was due to carry out his 22,219th - and final - solo engagement.

Buckingham Palace announced in May that the Duke would not be taking on any more solo engagements from Autumn this year.

It said he "may still attend events alongside the queen from time to time".

SLOWING DOWN Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (left) and Britain's Prince Philip (right), Duke of Edinburgh.

The palace has said it was not a decision made on the advice of doctors after growing public concern about his health.

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It is a parade which will bring the curtain down on 65 years of service, during which time he has carried out more than 22,000 solo engagements, visited almost 150 countries, and given over 5,000 speeches, some of which have stuck in the memory more than others.

The former World War II naval officer has carried out 637 overseas visits on his own in the past 65 years, given nearly 5,500 speeches, and was patron, president or a member of more than 780 organizations.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed there are no plans for the Queen to reduce her official workload.

He carried out his last official public engagement at Buckingham Palace on August 2.

Younger members of Team Windsor, as the family have been described, will be expected to increase their royal workload to support the Queen. Jeremy Corbyn applauded his "clear sense of public duty" and Theresa May praised his "steadfast support" to the Queen.

Over the years Philip has attended many Royal Marines events and in 2014, to mark the Corps' 350th anniversary, the Duke wore his full ceremonial uniform as Captain General to the state opening of parliament. We're thinking he'll probably make an appearance at festivities like the queen's birthday.

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