Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has come out of retirement with a message to key workers involved in tackling the coronavirus and keeping essential services running.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Photo: The Royal Family

The British Royal Family posted Prince Philip’s message on Monday, 20 April 2020 via social media.

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.

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; the staff and volunteers working on food production and distribution, those keeping postal and delivery services going, and those ensuring the rubbish continues to be collected.

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip is still affiliated to over 750 organisations, according to The Royal Family, including scientific and technological research, health care and infrastructure sectors, which have responded to the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who retired from official duties on 2 August 2017, joined his wife Queen Elizabeth II in home isolation at Windsor Castle, since early April 2020.

Since 2017, Prince Philip has been living at Wood Cottage on the Sandringham Estate.

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