Prince Philip Responds To Retirement Well-Wisher With A Top-Notch Dad Joke

Elias Hubbard
May 13, 2017

The announcement was made after all members of the Queen's household were gathered at Buckingham Palace for a highly unusual staff meeting.

As a reminder, Prince Philip had some health problems, especially in 2012 and 2013, a victim of a bladder infection.

Following that, he will no longer accept invitations to events, although the statement noted that "he may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time".

In recent years, the queen, who's as sprightly as ever at 91, has scaled back her public appearances, but she is far from being officially retired.

"His Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme has inspired young people for more than 60 years in over 140 nations", Corbyn mentioned.

Even so, Philip spent 110 days attending royal events in 2016 - the fifth most of anyone in the royal family.

Responding to a comment from mathematician Michael Atiyah, who told him he was sorry to hear he was standing down, Philip quipped: "Well I can't stand up much longer".

Earlier this week, Prince Philip attended the opening of a new stand at London's famous Lord's Cricket Ground, where he jokingly described himself as "the world's most-experienced plaque-unveiler". May was received by the queen at Buckingham Palace yesterday to mark the dissolution of Parliament ahead of the June 8 general election.

Born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark in 1921, Philip was born in Greece but exiled from the country along with his family as an infant.

The Prince Phillips is patron, member or president of more than 780 different organizations, Whereas, he will not be attending the meetings and engagements actively.

The Duke of Edinburg is the longest serving partner of any British ruler. He carried out 110 days of engagements a year ago.

Since they Wednesday in 1947, the Prince has made more than 22,000 solo appearances, not to mention thousands more standing beside his wife. Attention has been increasingly focused on her son Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, and on Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Last night the Mail revealed staff from the royal household across Britain were called to London today, which caused fevered speculation around the world about the health of the Queen and her husband.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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