Daily Telegraph accidentally publishes story saying Prince Philip is dead

10 things you need to know about August 2			
				 
   by Simon Garner 
  Published

10 things you need to know about August 2 by Simon Garner Published

All smiles, the royal tipped his hat while greeting those around him.

Hundreds of well-wishers clutching umbrellas gathered outside the gates to cheer on the prince, who is famed for his salty and often politically incorrect sense of humour.

The Duke of Edinburgh met Royal Marines this afternoon, marking the 96-year-old's retirement after 22,219 solo engagements since 1952.

The parade will mark the end of the 1664 Global Challenge, which raises money for The Royal Marines Charity. He has also served as captain general of the Royal Marines since 1953, when he took over from the queen's father, King George VI, who had died the year before. He has also carried out 637 visits overseas on his own and given nearly 5500 speeches.

A headline on the online version of the paper screamed: "HOLD HOLD HOLD Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dies aged XX".

"I don't think he's going to disappear completely, I'm sure he'll turn up for various jobs with the Queen here and there but the nice thing is now he can pick and choose them, and relax when he wants to, and that's good for the nation I think".

Their son and heir, Prince Charles, and grandsons Princes William and Harry are likely to take on additional royal duties to step in for Prince Philip at public engagements from this year.

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There are so many candles on her birthday cake that our house will be more illuminated than Clark Griswold's house at Christmas. Cleveland will have 1 minute and 2 seconds of darkness and Charleston is slated to see 2 minutes and 4 seconds of totality.

The Sun made a similar error in May when it announced that Prince Philip would be retiring from public engagements.

Though the queen supports her husband's decision to retire, she has no plans to do the same as her nation navigates its Brexit from the European Union.

Observers pay tribute to his energy, intelligence and commitment to his causes, from scientific and technological research, the conservation movement, and young people.

Philip and the Queen married in 1947, and as royal duties became more demanding, he was forced to give up a successful active military career that included serving in the Royal Navy throughout World War II.

Prince Philip was praised for his role as Captain General of the Royal Marines by a senior officer who described the Royal as "quite exceptional" and "a wonderful figurehead for all Royal Marines to look up to".

Princess Charlotte, pictured here with her mother the Duchess of Cambridge, is one of Prince Philip's five great-grandchildren.

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