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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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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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