The Last Furlong

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Once he was not bad looking – Prince Phillip

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The Duke of Edinburgh is retiring. He’s ninety-six!


It’s been his wish for six years…..

The Duke of Edinburgh’s decision to step down from public engagements comes almost six years after he first hinted at his desire.

“I reckon I’ve done my bit,” he said on his 90th birthday, “So I want to enjoy myself a bit now, with less responsibility, less frantic rushing about, less preparation, less trying to think of something to say. On top of that, your memory’s going. I can’t remember names and things.

“It’s better to get out before you reach your sell-by date,” he said.

I’ve always enjoyed his straight talking – his bloopers. His colourfulness let’s say.

Well, he might look old and reptilian now – but he was quite a handsome young man.

Resist him. I dare you.


Author: Elizabeth

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

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