Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday that the Duke of Edinburgh would retire from royal duties in the Autumn at the age of 96. The Prince is not believed to be retiring for health reasons.
Regardless of his reasons, the man is more than entitled – at age 96! – to retire from public life. He has served the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth as Prince Consort wisely and well for many years, and has been what Her Majesty, the Queen, described as “my strength and my stay” during that time. Health and long(er) life to His Royal Highness, and God save The Queen!