Earlier this week, Kanye West skipped the Met Gala for the first time in four years because, according to Kim Kardashian West, “He’s at home. He’s been taking some time off and really loving that.” This morning, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip will step down from public engagements later this year. It seems like the public eye is something that both Kanye and Prince Philip are tired of, and we can’t blame them.
It is reported that Queen Elizabeth II’s staff were called to an emergency meeting around 3am BST today, which may or may not have been because of Prince Philip’s decision to retire from public duties.
Unlike Kanye and Kim, however, Prince Philip is 95 years old, and Queen Elizabeth just turned 91 last month. That is not to say that age determines one’s ability to work, but after partaking in public royal engagements for the past 65 years as Duke of Edinburgh, it only makes sense for Prince Philip to step down in this manner.