The spokesman refused to say what the meeting is about but added: ‘There’s no cause for alarm’ and the Royal Standard remains at full mast over Buckingham Palace today, meaning there has been no death in the royal family. And this is the news now: Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, 95, will no longer carry out public engagements from autumn, Buckingham Palace announces.
In a statement Buckingham Palace said The Duke has the full support of the Queen. “Prince Philip will attend previously scheduled engagements between now and August, both individually and accompanying The Queen. Thereafter, The Duke will not be accepting new invitations for visits and engagements, although he may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time,” the statement said. Prince Philip has been curtailing his commitments, having stepped down from a number of patronages when he turned 90. “The Duke of Edinburgh is Patron, President or a member of over 780 organizations, with which he will continue to be associated, although he will no longer play an active role by attending engagements”