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Daily Telegraph accidentally publishes story saying Prince Philip is dead

Daily Telegraph accidentally publishes story saying Prince Philip is dead

In his role as Captain General of the Royal Marines, the Queen's Consort will congratulate the servicemen, who have completed a mammoth 1,664 mile trek as part of the 1664 Global Challenge, a series of strength and endurance feats which raise funds for the Royal Marines Charity. All smiles, the royal tipped his hat while greeting those around him.

Wednesday's parade in Buckingham Palace's forecourt was Prince Philip's 22,219th solo engagement since 1953.

A spokesperson said that, though Philip's string of individual events has come to an end, "he may choose to attend engagements alongside the queen from time to time".

Now, we all know that many media houses have basic obituaries and death announcements of certain "elderly" public figures and celebrities ready to be published at a moment's notice, but unfortunately someone over at the Daily Telegraph desk mistakenly published the pre-written copy on Prince Philip's death.

The prince has been married to the Queen for 70 years. It is expected Prince Harry will take over as Captain General follow his grandfather's retirement.




The 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh is officially retiring after 65 years of public service.

In May, when one of his well-wishers expressed sadness at the duke's decision to "stand down", Philip jokingly said: "I can't stand up much longer".

Prince Philip sits with the Queen as she delivers her speech in the House of Lords, during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London June 4, 2014. Queen Elizabeth has given up long-haul travel but still routinely attends more than 400 engagements a year and will continue to carry on her full schedule.

"The Duke of Edinburgh, the longest-serving consort to a monarch in British history, has died at the age of XX, Buckingham Palace has announced", the piece read.

To mark the occasion, they posted a picture of the Prince alongside his wife, Queen Elizabeth II. (AFP) Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, walking along the platform at London Paddington station in London.

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