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The Duke of Edinburgh's last visit to the West Country at Poundbury in October

The Duke of Edinburgh is to stand down from royal duties for good from August, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Prince Philip's last visit to the West Country was in October when he travelled to Poundbury alongside the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

As always he was greeted by visitors of all ages on the streets of Poundbury and the royal party unveiled a statue of the Queen Mother.



Zara Tindall expecting second child

Zara and Mike Tindall are expecting their second child in the spring

Zara and Mike Tindall are expecting a second child.

The couple already have a daughter, Mia Grace, who was born in Gloucestershire in 2014. They are said to be thrilled with the news.

The new baby, due around late spring, will be the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's sixth great-grandchild.

The former England and Gloucester star took to Twitter to thank well-wishers:

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