The Duke of Edinburgh is standing down from royal public engagements, Buckingham palace has announced.
The announcement today means Prince Philip will step aside from royal duties in Autumn.
The duke is 95-years-old.
In a statement the Royal Family said his decision has the “full support of the Queen”.
It adds: “His Royal highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. In taking this decision, 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 full statement can be found below.
The Duke of Edinburgh is Patron, President or a member of over 780 organisations, with which he will continue to be associated. pic.twitter.com/lH2zsYKXsp
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 4, 2017
Prince Philip, 95, permanently stepping down from all royal duties.
Thank you for your outstanding service, Sir! pic.twitter.com/tPma6En31K
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 4, 2017
Prince Philip (the Queen's husband) who is now 96 will no longer carry out public engagements. He has done an amazing job #buckinghampalace
— Equip to Succeed (@EquipToSucceed) May 4, 2017
Other Twitter users have also hilariously reacted to the news.