The Duke of Edinburgh offically retired from royal public duties in 2017. The 97-year-old continues to be seen publicly often and likewise attended the weddings of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie final yr. Now he’ll retreat from the general public eye even additional after bestowing the patronage to the Countess of Wessex.
The Royal Household tweeted this afternoon: “The Duke of Edinburgh has formally handed over the Patronage of The Chartered Administration Institute to The Countess of Wessex.
“This night The Countess will attend an occasion to have fun the excellent achievements of UK managers from throughout trade.
“The Duke of Edinburgh was Patron of CMI Managers – the skilled physique for administration and management – from 1992. Throughout that point the Institute has led the talk on the way forward for administration and management, the gender pay hole, and worker wellbeing and engagement.
“The Countess is an lively supporter of UK trade, and Founder and Chair of the Ladies’s Community Discussion board, an organisation which works to advertise ladies’s success within the office by means of greatest apply sharing and supporting these making gender equality a actuality.”