Prince Philip celebrates 96th birthday with gun salute

Feng Xue
By Feng Xue
June 10, 2017World News
Prince Philip celebrates 96th birthday with gun salute
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 23: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh during the Queen's garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 23, 2017 in London, England. A minute's silence was observed for the victims of the Manchester terror attack. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool / Getty Images)

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, turned 96 today. His birthday was marked by a 41 gun salute in London.

The prince will likely spend his birthday privately at Windsor Castle.

Buckingham Palace announced in May that Prince Philip will retire soon. He will permanently stand down from royal duties in the fall.

Next weekend, the queen will celebrate her  91st birthday at the annual Trooping of the Color parade. Prince Philip will be at the festivities.

After retirement, it is believed he may still appear at public events, but he will not play an active role.


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