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Prince Philip joins the Queen at the Highland Games

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh with the Prince of Wales at the Braemar Gathering. Photo: PA

The Queen and Prince Philip have attended the annual Braemar Gathering, otherwise known as the Highland Games.

The Games take place near Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, where the royal family spend their summer holiday.

Scott Rider competes in the heavyweight competition at the Braemar Gathering. Credit: PA

Prince Philip has been residing at the Balmoral estate since leaving Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on August 20, where he spent five nights being treatment for a bladder infection.

He joined the Queen, who is patron of the Highland Games, to observe the day's events such as the tossing of the caber and the tug of war.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Braemar Gathering. Credit: PA

The Games, which take place at the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park, on the first Saturday of September and always draws crowds from around the globe.

Last weekend, the Duke of Edinburgh appeared in public for the first time since leaving hospital, when he went to a church service at Crathie Kirk.

The Duke of Edinburgh at the Braemar Gathering. Credit: PA

He was also taken to hospital in June suffering with a bladder infection. This followed his endurance of wind and rain on the royal barge for many hours during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames.

Philip, 91, spent several nights in London's King Edward VII Hospital, which meant he was not able to take part in many of the key celebrations of the Jubilee weekend.

Queen Elizabeth II (left, partially obscured) accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh (right) at the Braemar Gathering. Credit: PA