British Royal Family

We salute you! Buckingham Palace announces Prince Philip's final official engagement

The Duke of Edinburgh will retire next week.

By Chloe Lal
Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Philip will conduct his final engagement next Wednesday.
The 96-year-old will attend The Captain General’s Parade on August 2nd which will mark the end of his public duties.
In a statement, released to the public, the Palace confirmed, “The Captain General’s Parade will bring His Royal Highness’s individual programme to a conclusion, although he may choose to attend certain events, alongside The Queen, from time to time.”
The self-proclaimed ribbon cutter is calling it a day.
Queen Elizabeth's partner is expected to arrive on the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace and take position on the dais for the Royal Salute and the National Anthem.
He will then meet representatives from the runners’ contingent, including two Royal Marines who have completed the entire 1664 miles.
Philip will also meet veterans and cadets before returning to the dais to receive the 1664 Global Challenge baton.
The Parade will conclude with a march past, a Royal Salute and three cheers for the Captain General.
He's had an incredible career.
Prince Philip happens to be the oldest-ever male member of the British royal family.
The Duke was first appointed Captain General of the Royal Marines on 2nd June 1953, in succession to the late King George VI.
The beloved prince, who happens to be the oldest-ever male member of the British royal family, announced his retirement in May.
Prince Philip has taken 637 solo overseas trips, made 5,493 speeches and authored 14 books.
We already miss him.
We salute you!