Prince Philip retires after final solo engagement

Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, is known for his off-colour comments and rather dry British humour, so it's quite possible the Duke of Edinburgh would be laughing at this gaffe by the Daily Telegraph, which erroneously killed him off.

As the Captain General of the Royal Marines, Prince Philip attends the ceremony paying tribute to personnel of the 1664 Global Challenge - a series of strength and endurance challenges raising funds and awareness for charity. (AFP) Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, walking along the platform at London Paddington station in London. He also spoke with veterans dressed in berets and dark suits. The event also saw assembled Royal Marines hailing the Duke with three cheers.

Earlier today, the U.K.'s The Telegraph accidentally published an article announcing Prince Philip's death.

The congratulatory parade will see the Duke meet some of the runners, including two Royal Marines who have completed the entire distance.

The Sun made a similar error in May when it announced that Prince Philip would be retiring from public engagements.

In the capacity of Captain General of the Royal Marines, Prince Philip chose the Captain General's Parade to be the engagement which marks the end of his public duties.

Dragon Quest XI Confirmed For The West, To Release Next Year
Dragon Quest XI will continue in the tradition of using beloved character artist Akira Toriyama and composer Koichi Sugiyama. Dragon Quest XI , like other games in the series, focuses on a chosen hero who must save the world.

AMD announces RX Vega 64 and 56: Price and Specs
AMD's two new product lines include a new line of high-end Ryzen Threadripper processors and Radeon RX Vega graphics cards . The graphics card will feature 4,096 stream processors and is rated to offer 12.66 teraflops of performance .

Jay-Z & Beyoncé Have Hired Six Expensive Nannies For Their Twins
The twins apparently don't sleep at the same time, so they decided that they needed "three per child, working eight-hour shifts". Beyonce and Jay Z are reportedly planning to renew their wedding vows at the end of the summer after a "tough" couple of years.

It marked the end of a charity challenge in which the marines ran 2,678 kilometres over 100 days to mark the founding of the commando force in 1664.

The story coincided with the Duke's last public engagements before he retires Wednesday.

The queen, the world's longest-reigning living monarch who celebrated her 91st birthday in April, will continue to carry out a full programme of official engagements.

The palace said Philip may still choose to attend events alongside the queen. Nonetheless, the queen has described him as a crucial figure during her long reign.

It is the 22,219th solo engagement he has carried out since 1952.

In May, when one of his well-wishers expressed sadness at the duke's decision to "stand down", Philip jokingly said: "I can't stand up much longer".

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Candidate shot dead hours before Venezuelan election
The United States this week imposed sanctions on 13 current and former Venezuelan officials, including police and army chiefs. Air France and Iberia both announced they were suspending their flights to the country during the weekend vote.

FDA to target addictive levels of nicotine in cigarettes
Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc . fell 10%, while British American Tobacco PLC, maker of Camel cigarettes, tumbled 8.5%. Cigarettes kill 480,000 people in the USA each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Defendants Dead After Attempted Escape From Moscow Courthouse
Three law enforcement officers - two with the Interior Ministry, and one with the National Guard - were injured. Nine men are charged in 17 murders and two attempted murders, as well as other crimes between 2012 and 2014.

Emotional Jon Jones Admires Daniel Cormier, Calls Out Brock Lesnar
Obviously, there are many factors that will have to be overcome before a Jones-Lesnar showdown can be cemented. Jones won a decision over Ovince St Preux in UFC 197 in April a year ago for the interim title.

Liverpool end interest in Leipzig star Naby Keita
The Reds have had three bids for the 22-year-old rejected with the latest reaching a stunning £70m . Speaking to Sky Deutschland , he said with a smile: "Our next offer for Keita is €300million!".

NBA Takes New Measures to Enhance its Latest Mobile View Feature
Last season, the service garnered 26.7 million views in over 1.2 billion minutes, up by over ten percent from the last season. Additionally, the onsite camera operator will communicate via intercom with the Secaucus producer, and no one else.

Does the Wilson/Avila trade make the Cubs make World Series favorites?
They believe they've got that in the 29-year-old Wilson , who has a 2.68 ERA and 0.94 WHIP this season. According to Fenech, the Astros, Nationals , and Dodgers were also in the running for Wilson .

Channel 4 defends controversial Diana documentary following backlash
Meanwhile, the controversial tapes somehow ended up in the hands of the princess' former butler, Paul Burrell, after her death. There's also the fact that much of the film, especially the parts about Charles and Diana's relationship, is obvious .

Sri Lanka, China sign long-delayed $1.5 billion port deal
Cash-rich China has invested millions of dollars in Sri Lanka's infrastructure since the end of a brutal civil war in 2009. The new provision is seen as an attempt to allay India's concerns over Chinese navy's possible presence in Sri Lanka.

Alabama police hunting for inmate after large prison break
Underwood said there are "some deficiencies" at the jail, and it would take about $300,000 in funding to fix security issues. According to Reuters , 11 of the inmates have since been captured, many of whom were found at a Flying J truck stop.

Kenya deputy president's home attacked
Kenya will hold legislative and regional county representative elections at the same time as the presidential vote. The armed attackers are said to have forced their way into the home shortly before 1pm on Saturday.

Trump endorses new 'merit-based' immigration system
The bill's supporters, meanwhile, say it would make the US more competitive, raise wages and create jobs. Despite the opposition, the bill fits firmly into Trump's campaign promises to curb immigration.

Facebook shuts down AI after it invents its own creepy language
They noted that the language was possibly just a shorthand form of English used by the programs to work more efficiently. With that in mind, it makes sense that the engineers at Facebook opted to shut down the A.I.

Soweto Derby: Two dead in FNB stadium stampede
The match carried on despite the tragedy at the stadium which has an official capacity of 94,000 and was won 1-0 by Chiefs. He tweeted: "Situation report from FNB Soweto derby: Stampede reported with multiple injuries, 2 confirmed fatal".

All are Well Set for the Upcoming Sunday Game
If they are not able to finish the game, then you will get top competitions in this league, said by the linebacker, Alec Ogletree. They have started making plans and on-field preparations for the Sunday game again the New York Giant at the Twickenham Stadium .


More News

News
More News