The Duke of Edinburgh has officially announced that he will be stepping down from his post as of Autumn this year. Prince Phillip has elected that he will no longer be working the same role as an unexpected all staff meeting was issued at Buckingham Palace on Thursday Morning (UK Time).
Her Majesty will continue to carry out a full programme of official engagements with the support of members of the Royal Family. The Duke appeared to be in good health on Wednesday and well enough to go about his usual business.
Prince Phillip at age 95 had rumors circling him throughout the day as the announcement was made to stand down from his post. He has the full backing from the Queen as well as all the other staff.