Spouse of Elizabeth II celebrated the 96th anniversary

Spouse of Elizabeth II celebrated the 96th anniversary

By tradition, the officers of the Royal squadron of the Royal horse artillery fired a 41 a volley of historical guns in London’s green Park.


LONDON, June 11. /Offset. TASS Igor Brovarnik/. The spouse of British Queen Elizabeth II Philip Duke of Edinburgh on Saturday was 96 years old. According to tradition, in London’s green Park was made a volley of 41 historical guns officers of the Royal squadron of horse artillery, dressed for the occasion in dress clothes.

The Duke himself spent the day at Windsor castle and did not participate in any public events.

Moreover, as it became known earlier, in the autumn of this year, it will cease to perform public duties of a member of the Royal family.

Wishing The Duke of Edinburgh a very happy 96th birthday today! #HappyBirthdayHRH pic.twitter.com/5JcYB544Hr

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 10, 2017

At Buckingham Palace last month explained that in the fall, Philip will not accept invitations to convert visits or participation in official ceremonies, but will be able to choose at their discretion those social events that he wants to visit.

He also will lead or be part of the 780 public organizations, but will cease to play an active role in their activities. “I’m beginning to understand what it’s like to be on its last legs,” said he then, jokingly, the TV channel ITV.

The duties of the spouse of the Queen of great Britain mainly consist in the support of the monarch to travel around the country, States members of the Commonwealth and other countries. The Duke of Edinburgh is also present at most events with the participation of the monarch, including during the throne speech in Parliament. At the same time he husband of Queen almost never makes public statements and rarely gives interviews.