Prince Philip will retire from all royal duties the palace announced via official press release, following an eleventh hour emergency meeting which sent the internet into a spin this afternoon.
"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." Elisabeth II will continue to serve as her country for "as long as she lives."
Moreover, The Duke of Edinburgh is Patron, President or a member of over 780 organisations, with which he will continue to be associated.