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Queen Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip to retire from royal duties

LONDON: Britain's Prince Philip, the 95-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will retire from public engagements later this year, Buckingham Palace said Thursday. The Duke of Edinburgh, who turns 96 on June 10, is the longest-serving consort in British history, and is still in good health. But he has been reducing his workload in recent years, and said in 2011 that "I reckon I've done my bit, so I want to enjoy myself a bit now". Philip conducted 219 royal engagements last year, and was in good form when he…