Prince Philip is retiring from his royal duties after 70 years by wife Queen Elizabeth's side https://t.co/YBd5XdRWlT— People Magazine (@people) May 4, 2017
This morning, HM Queen Elizabeth II announced that her 95-year-old husband has decided to step down. In the fall, Prince Philip will retire from royal duties.
Overnight, the hashtag #BuckinghamPalace became a trending topic. Queen Elizabeth II called an emergency meeting of her staff. Senior aids from across the United Kingdom arrived to London. There was some speculation that either the Queen or Prince had died...but that's not the case.