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Prince Philip is out and about in first public appearance since surgery

Have no fear, 96-year-old Prince Philip is alive and is doing well post-hip surgery.


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Prince Philip is looking good. 

 

The 96-year-old royal was spotted out in good spirits on Friday in Windsor, England. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The Duke of Edinburgh is healthy enough to drive, as he was photographed bringing his wife to the event.

 

Prince Philip, who retired from public life last fall and delegated his charities and organizations to his children and grandchildren, underwent hip surgery in early April. 

One of the reasons that Prince Harry has wanted this wedding to happen quite quickly -- this is really whirlwind by royal standards -- is because his 96-year-old grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, is retired now and Prince Harry really wants him to be at his wedding.

Katie Nicholl: author of Harry: Life, Loss, and Love
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It was up in the air there for a while that Prince Philip might miss his grandson Prince Harry's big royal wedding to Meghan Markle on May 19, but this is a sign that he will indeed be attending. 

 

Katie Nicholl, the author of Harry: Life, Loss, and Love, recently told ET, "He's incredibly close to his grandfather and, being 96, Harry thought it was it was a great thing to [have] the wedding sooner rather than later, so his grandfather could be there, fit and healthy."

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