Email Updated April 21, 2020 05:21:30 Photo: Prince Philip said he wanted to recognise the vital work being done by so many. (AP) Map: United Kingdom Prince Philip, the 98-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has made a rare statement, thanking those involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Key points:The 98-year-old Duke of Edinburgh retired from public life in 2017The Duke is the latest member of the Royal family to thank key workersQueen Elizabeth II gave a rare televised speech earlier in the month to address Britons about the pandemic The Duke of Edinburgh, has made few public appearances since he stepped down from official engagements in August 2017 and is currently staying with his wife at Windsor Castle during the global pandemic.”As we approach World Immunisation Week, I wanted to recognise the vital and urgent work being done by so many to tackle the pandemic; by those in the medical and scientific professions, at universities and research institutions, all united in working to protect us from COVID-19,” Prince Philip said.”On behalf of those of us who remain safe and at home, I also wanted to thank all key workers who ensure the infrastructure of our life continues…. Read full this story
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