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(NY Daily News)- Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, is retiring from carrying out public engagements after serving alongside his wife for over six decades.
The Duke of Edinburgh, 95, will complete his final public commitment this August, Buckingham Palace announced Thursday morning.
“Thereafter, The Duke will not be accepting new invitations for visits and engagements, although he may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time,” a statement posted to the Royal Family’s Twitter page reads.
The power moves of all power moves. Boy what I would give to retire from the public for the rest of my life. Never having to go out for something with the sole intention of avoiding anyone and everyone I know. Not having to make excuses as to why I’m staying in instead of going out with friends. Imagine waking up every single day without a single a plan for the rest of your life. Better yet, imagine waking up with no anxiety of how you’re going to cancel plans.
I’m a seasoned vet at making excuses not to go out to places. “There’s a big game on and I have to blog it.” “I can’t be out for long because I have to work in the morning.” “I’m so tired and I have a big day tomorrow.”
I never have to build on those ever again. Prince Philip immediately moves to the top of my favorite people ever. If all I have to do is become a Prince in order to retire from the public then count me in.