Prince Philip completes final royal engagement

Duke of Edinburgh is officially retired

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Prince Philip completed his final royal solo engagement before retiring on Wednesday.

The Duke of Edinburgh met Royal Marines outside Buckingham Palace.

The 96-year-old, who announced plans to retire in May, has conducted 22,219 solo engagements since 1952.

During the event, the Prince met Royal Marines and saluted them as they marched by.