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Prince Philip Says ‘Ta-Ta’ at What Is Likely to Be His Last Public Event Before Retirement
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It’s the end of an era for the U.K.’s debonair dignitary Prince Philip.

Nearly two months after Buckingham Palace officially announced Prince Philip's impending retirement from his role as public consort, his attendance at Thursday's ceremony for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award marked what is likely to be his last public appearance. The prince reportedly looked happy and in good health during the award ceremony, which was founded by and named for the 96-year-old royal.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an achievement award given to young people with an interest in innovation and adventure. This has been one of HRH’s greatest charitable efforts since the foundation was established in 1956.

We’ll miss seeing his jolly face alongside Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II once he settles into well-deserved retirement.

That’ll do, Prince Philip, that’ll do. (*Wipes away tears*)

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