Prince Philip stepping away from public duties

(ABC.NET.AU) Prince Philip will step down from all public engagements after August, Buckingham Palace has said in a press release.

The announcement came after an emergency meeting of all royal staff prompted a flurry of speculation about the health of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The 91-year-old Queen and the Duke, who turns 96 next month, have trimmed their workload in recent years but still regularly carry out official duties.

Prince Philip stepping away from public duties
Source: WND