Prince Philip retires: 65 years of service by the numbers

Updated 1555 GMT (2355 HKT) August 2, 2017

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London (CNN)Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, will retire this week, carrying out the last of his thousands of public appearances before stepping back from public life.

The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a parade of the Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, bringing to an end his 64 years as Captain General of the commando force.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said in a statement that the parade would "bring His Royal Highness's individual program to a conclusion, although he may choose to attend certain events, alongside the Queen, from time to time."
The Duke announced his retirement from public duties in May, more than five years after the Palace originally said he would gradually "wind down" his workload, though