Buckingham Palace announced today that Prince Philip will be stepping down from public engagements. At almost 96, and with over 60 years of being in Her Majesty’s Service, that’s a lot of years of working. Especially since the average retirement age in the United Kingdom is 64.8 years old for men.
What does this retirement mean? Well, for the next while, not much. Prince Philip will continue all scheduled events between now and August when he’ll step back. He will, however, still remain in the over 780 charities and causes that he currently plays a role in. He will, however, not take an active role in these charities.
That still sounds like an awful lot of work for anyone, let alone a 96-year-old man. While Queen Elizabeth is not retiring, at 91, she could probably use a break.
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