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After a lifetime of public service by the side of his wife Queen Elizabeth II air jordan 13 wheat for sale , Prince Philip will finally retire on Wednesday at the age of 96.
The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a parade of Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace, the last of 22,219 solo public engagements since the Queen ascended to the throne in 1952.
He has attended countless more events with the Queen, now 91, offering his support and livening proceedings with a style of humor that often makes headlines, but has also eased many an awkward exchange.
Prince Philip will take the salute on Wednesday at the end of a charity challenge by the Royal Marines, in which members ran 2 air jordan 13 retro wheat ,678 kilometers over 100 days to mark the founding of the commando force in 1664. He has been captain general of the corps since 1953, taking over from the Queen's father, King George VI, who had died the year before.
The event also honors his military background - the duke was a naval officer during World War II and was marked out for a glittering career, before he gave it up on becoming the royal consort.
Over the past 65 years, he has carried out 637 visits abroad on his own, given almost 5 air jordan 13 wheat 2017 ,500 speeches, and was patron, president or a member of more than 780 organizations. He has a keen interest in scientific and technological research, was an early champion of the conservation movement, and his youth scheme the Duke of Edinburgh's Award has extended across the world.
"He may miss the activity, because he's been the busiest royal. Every year, he and [daughter] Princess Anne vie to which of them does more air jordan 13s wheat ," one of his biographers, Gyles Brandreth, told BBC radio.
While Prince Philip's life had not turned out as expected, Brandreth said the duke once told him: "I tried to make the best of it ... I had to try to support the Queen as best I could, without getting in the way."
A palace spokeswoman said his individual program of public events had come to an end, but "he may choose to attend engagements alongside the queen from time to time."
Announcing his plans to retire in May, Philip joked that he was the "world's most experienced plaque-unveiler."
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UEFA President Michel Platini addresses a news conference after a UEFA meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, in this May 28, 2015 file photo.[PhotoAgencies]
PARIS, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Michel Platini, president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), has officially announced running for the presidency of world soccer's governing body FIFA air jordan 13 wheat , reported the UEFA website.
In a letter sent to the presidents and general secretaries of the 209 member associations of world football's governing body, the French football legendary player said: "This was a very personal, carefully considered decision, one in which I weighed up the future of football alongside my own future."
"I was also guided by the esteem, support and encouragement that many of you have shown me," said the 60-year-old, who has been the UEFA president since 2007 and a member of the FIFA Executive Committee since 2002.
The election to replace Sepp Blatter will be held at an extraordinary congress on February 26 cheap jordan 13 wheat , 2016.
As reported earlier, Argentine football legend Diego Maradona also has confirmed that he will vie for this position.
"There are times in life when you have to take your destiny into your own hands," said Platini in Wednesday's statement. "I am at one of those decisive moments, at a juncture in my life and in events that are shaping the future of FIFA."
"During this last half-century or so, FIFA has only had two presidents. This extreme stability is something of a paradox in a world that has experienced radical upheavals and in a sport that has undergone considerable economic change.
"However, recent events force the supreme governing body of world football to turn over a new leaf and rethink its governance," he added.
Platini jordan 13 wheat clearance , who's long been expected to seek the top office of soccer once Blatter had departed, chose not to stand against the Swiss in the ballot earlier this year.
Following the arrest of several FIFA officials and soccer marketing executives before the FIFA Congress in Zurich in May, however, he led calls for Blatter to resign rather than seeking a fifth term.
The UEFA President said that in recent months, he had defended his ideas and proposals "to give FIFA back the dignity and the position it deserves."
"I am counting on your support and our common love of football so that, together, we can give the tens of millions of football fans the FIFA that they want: a FIFA that is exemplary jordan 13 wheat mens , united and shows solidarity, a FIFA that is respected, liked and of the people," he said.
The deadline for submitting applications is October 26, four months before the extraordinary elective congress. Prospective candidates will require the nomination of at least five member associations of FIFA and enable investigation conducted by the Ethics Commission.
UNITED NATIONS， Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday warned that school meals for nearly 180，000 children in about 1，000 schools are in jeopardy due to financial constraints， a UN spokesman told reporters here.
Unless 3 million U.S. dollars in funding are found urgently， WFP will have to suspend its school meals program in the country， the deputy UN spokesman， Farhan Haq， said at a daily news briefing here.
"This is critical. School meals are often the only nutritious meal a child receives a day， relieving families from further financial stress， motivating parents to send their children to school， and， ultimately， serving as a vehicle for education，" said Silvia Caruso， WFP's Mali country d.