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Philip’s royal service in numbers

He has carried out 22,191 solo engagements.

The Duke of Edinburgh will retire from public engagements this autumn, Buckingham Palace has said.

Philip’s decision to step down from his official royal duties has not been taken for medical reasons and has the full support of the Queen.

Here’s a look at the Duke of Edinburgh’s royal service in numbers:

22,191

Solo engagements

637

Solo overseas visits, including 229 visits to 67 Commonwealth countries, and 408 visits to 76 other countries

5,493

Speeches given

785

Patronages

54

Presentation of colours

32

Service appointments

14

Books authored

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