Princess Anne is first Royal visitor to see Duke of Edinburgh in

first_imgPrince Philip has continued to stand by the Queen at Royal engagements Prince Philip visited the King Edward VII Hospital a month following his announcement as “a precautionary measure” following an infection arising from a pre-existing condition.Since his retirement, he has continued to appear at Royal events alongside the Queen.His last solo engagement was on 2 August last year outside Buckingham Palace, when he reviewed a parade of Royal Marines.It has been a busy Spring for the Royals, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge due to have their third child within weeks, and  the preparations for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the 19th of May. Princess Anne is the first Royal visitor to see the Duke of Edinburgh in hospital.She was seen visiting the King Edward VII Hospital to visit Prince Philip after his planned hip operation.The 96-year-old’s hip problem was revealed when he was absent from the Easter service at Windsor.The Duke has missed two subsequent events at Windsor Castle; the Royal Maundy Service at St George’s Chapel on 29 March, and a parade on 22 March to mark Prince Andrew’s appointment as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.He was admitted to hospital on April 3, and Buckingham Palace has said he is “comfortable and in good spirits.”His surgery last Wednesday was successful, according to the Palace.The Duke retired from royal duties last August, after announcing his retirement in May 2017. Prince Philip has continued to stand by the Queen at Royal engagementsCredit: EPA/ROBERT PERRY Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img

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