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Prince Philip: A Life of Royal Duties

The Duke of Edinburgh left his final solo royal engagement to the tune of For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow as he entered retirement after 65 years.

Marking the end of an era, Prince Philip was hailed as “historic” by senior officers who described the 96-year-old as a “wonderful figurehead for all Royal Marines to look up to”.

Soldiers cheered Hip Hip Hooray as he lifted his hat in the air at the end of his last official event at Buckingham Palace.

The retiring royal didn’t let the bad weather dampen his spirits as he waved to crowds who had turned out to see him at his last event in the pouring rain.

PHOTOS: A Life of Royal Duties