Is Prince Philip dead? Daily Telegraph accidentally publishes Duke of Edinburgh obituary

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This year, the challenge will see Royal Marines from around the country running 16.64 miles each day for 100 days, totaling a distance of 1664 miles.

He was also met with cheers as he was handed the Challenge baton.

Britain's Prince Philip is set to retire Wednesday at the age of 96 after 65 years of service.

Wednesday, Prince Philip, 96 met with the Royal Marine Commandos to celebrate his historic retirement after almost 70-years of service.

Prince Philip has been the Captain General of the Royal Marines since 1953, so it was only fitting that he attend a parade to commemorate the end of the 1664 Global Challenge, which is a series of strength and endurance challenges that benefit charity.

Prince Philip, who was born into the Greek and Danish royal families, Wednesday Queen Elizabeth II - now 91 - in November 1947 after a five-month engagement.

Hundreds of invited mourners, drawn from the Duke's military units and the charities of which he was Patron, will be given access to the Chapel Royal to pay their last respects, but it will not be open to the general public.

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Prince Philip attends an event in July.

The butler, who has worked for the Queen for more than a decade, told Daily Star Online that his retirement means "he's not obliged to carry out Royal duties, but he can choose to do so".

But the Telegraph's website published an article with the headline "Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dies aged XX".

Prince Philip sits with the Queen as she delivers her speech in the House of Lords, during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London June 4, 2014.

In November 2017, Prince Philip and the Queen will mark their 70th wedding anniversary.

"Her Majesty will continue to carry out a full program of official engagements with the support of members of the royal family", the palace said earlier this year. He has eight grandchildren, including Charlotte's father, Prince William.