Prince Philip: Life In Pictures

Trevor Jackson
August 3, 2017

On the day Prince Philip marked his final public engagement, the Daily Telegraph accidentally published an incomplete article online announcing the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. During the challenge, which kicked off April 24 and wrapped up August 2, Royal Marines from around the world took part in various events (such as one company running 10,000 kilometers over the course of 20 days) to fundraise for the Royal Marines Charity. In 1957, the Queen granted her husband the title of a Prince of the United Kingdom, restoring the royal status that he had formally renounced ten years earlier.

The butler said the Prince, health permitting, will also be at next year's Order of the Garter Service on June 18 and Royal Ascot on June 19-23.

Prince Philip, the consort of Queen Elizabeth II, announced his retirement in May, after decades of supporting the Queen, as well as attending events for his own charities and organisations. He has given almost 5,500 speeches, made more than 600 overseas trips and served as patron for almost 800 organizations.

He will appear at a Royal Marines' charity parade outside the Queen's London residence, before he officially steps back from his royal duties.

While this is his final official celebration, the palace tweeted that His Royal Highness "may still attend events alongside The Queen from time to time".

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The Duke has also made 637 solo overseas visits, and by Wednesday, he will have delivered 5,496 speeches during his time as the longest-serving consort in British history.

He's carried out more than 22,000 public appearance in his time.

The Telegraph published a pre-written piece with the headline "HOLD HOLD HOLD Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dies aged XX".

Over the years Philip has attended many Royal Marines events and in 2014, to mark the Corps' 350th anniversary, the Duke wore his full ceremonial uniform as Captain General to the state opening of parliament.

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