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These Are the Final Engagements on Prince Philip's Farewell Tour

The Duke of Edinburgh won't be slowing down before he retires this fall.
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Prince Philip will step down from his royal duties later this year, but the long-serving royal will be kept busy before his "well-deserved" retirement.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said the Duke of Edinburgh will "attend previously scheduled engagements between now and August," and according to the list of future diary events published on the Royal Family's website, the 95-year-old has several more duties to carry out.


The Duke will visit Pangbourne College in Berkshire on May 9 to celebrate its centenary. A week later, he'll be presenting prizes at one of his favorite events, the Royal Windsor Horse Show. On May 19, he will "hold a dinner at Frogmore House, Home Park Windsor" in honor of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, an award he set up in 1956.

Three garden parties, the Chelsea Flower Show, the annual Trooping the Colour, and Royal Ascot are also on the agenda in the coming weeks, which will coincide with the Duke's 96th birthday on June 10.


There's no sign of things slowing down in July, either. The Queen and Prince Philip will host King Felipe of Spain during a three-day state visit this month. However, according to The Daily Telegraph, the Queen and Duke's annual summer holiday to Balmoral in August will be the "line in the sand" marking the retirement.

After their break, the Prince will step down from his public duties, so for those hoping to catch a glimpse of one of the busiest members of the royal family before he stops work, here's a rundown of some of the key events on the Duke's "farewell tour."

May 9: A visit to Pangbourne College, Berkshire

May 14: Presenting prizes at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

May 16: Hosting a garden party with the Queen

May 18: Attending a dinner marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of Pakistan

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May 19: Holding a Duke of Edinburgh Award dinner at Frogmore House, Home Park Windsor

May 22: A visit to the Chelsea Flower Show

May 24: Holding a reception at Buckingham Palace for young people who have achieved a gold Duke of Edinburgh award

June 1: Hosting a garden party with the Queen

June 13: Attending evensong at Hampton Court Palace to celebrate the centenary of the Companions of Honour

June 19: Will accompany the Queen at a Service for the Order of the Garter at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

June 27: Presenting the Prince Philip Award at ZSL London Zoo

July 4: Hosting a garden party with the Queen

July 12: Hosting King Felipe of Spain during his state visit

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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