Britons sad to see Prince Philip retire

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and consort to Queen Elizabeth, will officially retire this fall. At the age of 95 he surely deserves the rest. He has served his people for 65 years.

His subjects will miss him. He had the necessary dignity—most of the time—and also had a sense of humor.

Australian tourist Clem Collins said the prince could be “a bit controversial at times.”

“He’s never hesitated to speak his mind. But he’s been belted up a few times by the media with criticism, some justified and some not. Overall I think he has done a pretty good job,” said Collins.

“He will be missed,” said British subject Anne Hutt. “He’s done many years of very good service and I think he deserves to retire from public life. I really do, I think he is great. At his age I think it probably gets a little bit tiring and a little bit too much. His legacy? I hope some of his grandchildren have as much sense of humor as he does.”

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