After 65 years of plaque-unveiling, ribbon-cutting and gaffe-dropping, the longest serving consort in British history will carry out his final solo engagement today at a royal marine event at Buckingham Palace.
Here are some of the best reactions to the Duke’s final day in the job (including THAT Telegraph story).
This reimagining of his goodbye wave
This suggestion that he’s actually slacking a bit
This eager anticipation of his next chapter
This accidental reporting of his death (oops)
Earlier today, the Telegraph made the dreaded blunder of prematurely publishing an article being prepared for Philip’s death - something the Sun also did when the Palace announced he would be retiring.
The paper swiftly removed the story from its website but not before social media users took plenty of screen grabs.