Monday 21 August 2017

'Is that it?' - World reacts to news Prince Philip will retire from plaque-unveiling

Pic @Mockeree Twitter
Pic @Mockeree Twitter
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

When Britain and Ireland woke up this morning it was to news that an announcement from Buckingham Palace was imminent.

Queen Elizabeth had reportedly summoned all her staff to an 'emergency meeting' early this morning and speculation on social media had reached a deafening crescendo by 10am as the news emerged...

The big revelation was that Prince Philip (95) would be stepping down from official duties in the autumn.

Wait, what?

Let's just say the wait was more dramatic than the pay off.  Here's a selection of Twitter reaction to the announcement:

And a flavour of the sense of anticipation beforehand:

'If it doesn't fart or eat hay, she's not interested' - 48 of Prince Philip's greatest gaffes and quotes 

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