Daily Telegraph accidentally publishes story saying Prince Philip is dead

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The Daily Telegraph has accidentally published an article stating that Prince Philip has died.

Under the headline “HOLD HOLD HOLD Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dies ages XX” the newspaper posted the pre-written piece about Philip, who is 96 years old, on Wednesday morning.

The piece gave details of the Duke’s funeral, as well as discussing his health and life.

It read: “The Duke of Edinburgh, the longest-serving consort to a monarch in British history, has died at the age of XX, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The Telegraph published the story on Wednesday

“Prince Philip, whom the Queen described as her “strength and stay” during her record-breaking reign, passed away XXXXXXX

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“He will be given a royal ceremonial funeral in line with his wishes, which is expected to take place in seven days’ time.”

The article coincides with Philip’s last public engagement before he retires, which takes place on Wednesday.

The piece gave details of Philip’s funeral and life

He will appear at a Royal Marines’ charity parade outside the Queen’s London residence, before he officially steps back from his royal duties.

The parade will mark the end of the 1664 Global Challenge, which raises money for The Royal Marines Charity.

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Earlier this year it was announced Philip would retire after the summer.

He has completed 22,219 solo engagements since 1952.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment.

The Standard has approached the Daily Telegraph for comment.

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