- Title: Britons say retiring Prince Philip will be missed
- Date: 4th May 2017
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 4, 2017) (REUTERS) PEOPLE OUTSIDE BUCKINGHAM PALACE ROYAL STANDARD ABOVE PALACE TOURISTS OUTSIDE PALACE (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN TOURIST, CLEM COLLINS, SAYING: "Prince Philip has worked very hard over many years, a bit controversial at times. He's never hesitated to speak his mind. But he's been belted up a few times by the media with criticism, some justified and some not. Overall I think he has done a pretty good job." LONDON RED BUS PULLING INTO GREEN PARK STATION PEOPLE WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITON, ANNE HUTT, SAYING: "He's done many years of very good service and I think he deserves to retire from public life. I really do, I think he is great." UNION JACK OUTSIDE TOURIST STALL TOURIST STALL (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITON, PETER, SAYING: "He will be missed." Reporter asking: "Why do you think that's the case?" "Because he does a lovely job. They both do a lovely job. He won't be there, but she (Queen) will be there, but it won't be the same." LONDON UNDERGROUND SIGN (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITON, GEORGINA WHITTAKER, SAYING: "It was only a matter of time really. I'm actually a massive fan. It will be sad to see him go, he makes some really funny comments, sometimes." (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITON, ANNE HUTT, SAYING: "At his age I think it probably gets a little bit tiring and a little bit too much. His legacy? I hope some of his grandchildren have as much sense of humour as he does." TRAFFIC AROUND QUEEN VICTORIA MEMORIAL VARIOUS OF CAR, BELIEVED TO BE CARRYING PRINCE ANDREW, ESCORTED BY POLICE FROM PALACE
- Embargoed: 18th May 2017 13:06
- Keywords: Buckingham Palace public life politics Prince Philip Royals London UK
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Royals
- Reuters ID: LVA0016FFBF47
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: People in London said they would miss Prince Philip's sense of humour after Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday (May 4) the 95-year-old will retire from carrying out royal engagements from the autumn.
Outside Buckingham Palace, Australian Clem Collins visiting from Melbourne said the royal had done a good job.
Across Green Park in Mayfair district, Briton Anne Hutt said the Duke deserved his retirement.
"I hope some of his grandchildren have as much sense of humour as he does," she said.
Philip, who is also known as the Duke of Edinburgh and has sometimes drawn attention with headline-grabbing gaffes, has been by the queen's side throughout her 65 years on the throne.
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