Last night an emergency meeting held at Buckingham Palace and now we know why.
According to a statement from Queen Elizabeth II’s private secretary, Prince Philip is stepping away from his public duties. He will no longer carry out public engagements and with doing so he has full support of The Queen. He will fulfill any previous scheduled engagements, but after August he will no longer be accepting new invitations. Just to give you an idea of how many events Prince Philip is involved with, he’s a member of over 780 organizations. The Queen however is going to keep trucking on. She will continue to attend events with the support of the Royal Family.