The West Country reacts to the news that the Duke of Edinburgh is to stand down from royal duties

People across the South West have been wishing the Duke of Edinburgh well as its been announced that the 95 year old is to stand down from royal duties for good from August.

Prince Philip, who met his future royal wife in Dartmouth more than 60 years ago, is the longest serving consort in British history,

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'He's done remarkably well' : people of the South West thank Prince Philip

Prince Philip will not make any further official appearances in the South West after announcing his retirement.

The 95 year-old will step down from service in the autumn and there are no scheduled engagements in the West Country before then.

Today, we spoke to people in Ashburton and Bristol, who gave us this reaction to the news:

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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.

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