REVEALED: The ‘real’ reason behind Prince Philip’s retirement – Royal butler lifts lid
Speaking to the Daily Star, the butler, who has worked at Buckingham Palace for more than 10 years, said: “That (the death of his friends) hurt him quite bad.
“He thought: ‘I’m 95, I need to slow down’.
“And the really bad cold he had before Christmas hurt him too.
“He just thought: ‘Shall I do this entire diary?'”