Prince William steps in for Prince Philip aside The Queen
A day after Prince Philip announced that he would be retiring from royal duties in the autumn, Prince William stepped in beside his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. He was on hand to help welcome Burmese Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to Buckingham Palace. With the Duke of Edinburgh’s announcement, it means that younger royals will need to take on more duties and Prince William is already filling in. Prince Philip took some time out of the capital, heading north for the weekend. The Queen and Prince William posed for pictures with the former political prisoner, now State Counsellor and the Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of Burma. Ms Suu Kyi also joined Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall for a separate 45-minute meeting at Clarence House after her lunch at the palace. Aung San Suu Kyi is the first female Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, the Minister of the President’s Office, the Minister of Electric Power and Energy, and the Minister of Education in President Htin Kyaw’s Cabinet. She became known fo her role as General Secretary of the new National League for Democracy (NLD) after the 1988 Uprising. Her outspoken views on creating a democracy have landed her in prison and on house arrest multiple times.