Britain’s Prince Philip will cut his workload

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FILE - In this June 15, 2009, file photo, Britain's Prince Philip joins other members of the royal family in the procession of The Order of the Garter in Windsor, England. Australia is dumping the titles "knights" and "dames" again. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, that the queen had agreed to an Australian Cabinet recommendation to remove knights and dames from the Order of Australia. The government had scratched the honorary titles, granted for public service, in 1986 as anachronisms. But former Prime Minister Tony Abbott revived them in 2014 during his time in office and was widely ridiculed for making Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, a knight on Australia's national day in 2015, instead of honoring a worthy Australian. (Leon Neal/Pool Photo via AP)

LONDON (AP) – Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will stop carrying out public engagements sometime between now and August.

The palace said Thursday that the 95-year-old Philip will continue heading numerous charitable organizations but will not play an active role attending engagements.

In the past Philip has suffered heart problems but has maintained a vigorous public schedule.

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