Prince Philip to stand down from Royal duties

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The Duke of Edinburgh is retiring from royal duties this autumn, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The decision was made by Prince Philip himself and is supported by the Queen, a palace spokesman said.

Prince Philip turns 96 next month.

He was in Bedfordshire last month for the official opening of Priory View independent living complex in Dunstable, and to help the Queen open the new elephant house at Whipsnade Zoo.