Prince Philip's Final Public Engagement Thimble

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The Duke of Edinburgh bowed out of public life to cheers and a rousing rendition of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow, played by the band of the Royal Marines. It rained heavily on his final parade on 2 August, necessitating a raincoat and bowler hat as the 96 year old Duke performed his last solo engagement, almost 70 years after his first. It was his 22,219th solo engagement since his wife, Elizabeth, became Queen in 1952.The weather failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd who had gathered outside Buckingham Palace and whose applause was rewarded with a wave of acknowledgement by the Duke, as he walked off the palace forecourt and into retirement. Philip, who announced that he was stepping down in May, had chosen the forecourt of Buckingham Palace and a Royal Marines military parade to stage his final solo act.

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The Duke of Edinburgh bowed out of public life to cheers and a rousing rendition of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow, played by the band of the Royal Marines. It rained heavily on his final parade on 2 August, necessitating a raincoat and bowler hat as the 96 year old Duke performed his last solo engagement, almost 70 years after his first. It was his 22,219th solo engagement since his wife, Elizabeth, became Queen in 1952.The weather failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd who had gathered outside Buckingham Palace and whose applause was rewarded with a wave of acknowledgement by the Duke, as he walked off the palace forecourt and into retirement. Philip, who announced that he was stepping down in May, had chosen the forecourt of Buckingham Palace and a Royal Marines military parade to stage his final solo act.