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Issue Date: 02/08/2017
Issue Name: The Duke of Edinburgh Final Official Engagement
Producer: Buckingham Covers
HRH Prince Philip's final official public engagement before he retires. The Duke of Edinburgh, who hangs up his professional gloves at the age of 96, will bow out from official royal duties following the finale of The Royal Marines' Global 1664 charity parade at Buckingham Palace on 2nd August, 2017. Prince Philip has been the Captain General of the Royal Marines for 64 years. To mark this historic occasion we have produced this lovely cover.
HRH Prince Philip's Final Official Engagement
This year has seen Marines from around the country running 16.64 miles each day for 100 days, totalling a distance of 1,664 miles. The number is symbolic for the naval fighting force, which traces its roots back to the year 1664.
Philip became Captain General of the Royal Marines in 1953, replacing King George VI after his death, a post he has held for 64 years.
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