The Daily Telegraph accidentally publishes article announcing Prince Philip's death

Prince Philip seen with Queen Elizabeth is saying farewell to public engagements retiring at 96

Prince Philip seen with Queen Elizabeth is saying farewell to public engagements retiring at 96

He was praised at the time for his public service with Prime Minister Theresa May leading the tributes, saying he had given the Queen "steadfast support", while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Duke's "clear sense of public duty" had inspired people for more than 60 years.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH accidentally published an article on its website stating that the Duke of Edinburgh had died - but Prince Philip is still alive and in the middle of his final day of public engagements.

Since Elizabeth became queen in 1952, Philip has taken part in more than 22,200 solo engagements, given nearly 5,500 speeches and gone on more than 600 solo trips overseas.

The Prince's prolonged service has won him support from both sides of Parliament, though.

Earlier this year, a band of the royal marines played at the Duke of Edinburgh gold awards presentation at Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh, in what was expected to be his last such ceremony.

Prince Philip has completed 22,219 solo engagements since 1952.

He became Captain General of the Royal Marines in 1953, following the death of the Queen's father George VI.

Prince Philip "will not be accepting new invitations for visits and engagements, although he may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time", a statement read.

The title went on to tell its readers: "The Duke of Edinburgh, the longest-serving consort to a monarch in British history, has died at the age of XX, Buckingham Palace has announced".

The parade was the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge, which has seen 1500 Royal Marines and army commandos take part in a 2678km running challenge over the past four months.

This year marines from around the country have run 16.64 miles each day for 100 days, totalling a distance of 1,664 miles, a symbolic number for the naval fighting force which traces its roots back to 1664. Others around the globe have embarked on gruelling events, including a 34 mile underwater swim.

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