Press release

PM statement on His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh: 4 May 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May made a statement following the announcement the Duke of Edinburgh will stand down from public duties in the autumn.

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Prime Minister Theresa May said:

On behalf of the whole country, I want to offer our deepest gratitude and good wishes to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh following today’s announcement that he will stand down from public duties in the autumn.

From his steadfast support for Her Majesty the Queen to his inspirational Duke of Edinburgh Awards and his patronage of hundreds of charities and good causes, his contribution to our United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the wider world will be of huge benefit to us all for years to come.

Published 4 May 2017