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The Duke and his East Anglia connections

The Duke of Edinburgh is to stand down from royal duties for good from August, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Prince Philip, 95, is thelongest serving consort in British history and the oldest serving partner of a reigning monarch.

He also has strong connections with the East especially with the Royal Estate at Sandringham in Norfolk.

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Duke returns to public duties after surgery

The Duke of Edinburgh looked fighting fit as he returned to a first full week of public duties since undergoing surgery in the summer.

The Duke, who is 92, has been in Aylsham in Norfolk to open a centre providing care for the elderly.

And he was given a present for his great grandson Prince George, ahead of his christening later this month.

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Duke of Edinburgh arrives in Norfolk

The Duke of Edinburgh has arrived in Norfolk.

Prince Philip is taking a tour of St Michael's Care Complex whose services include nursing, residential and dementia care for older people in Aylsham.

Residents will present the royal with a special gift for his great grandson who will be christened later this month.

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Bedfordshire welcomes the Duke

The Duke of Edinburgh arrives Credit: ITV Anglia

The Duke of Edinburgh has just arrived at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital where he will officially open a new Cardiac Centre.

His Royal Highness will spend the afternoon touring the facilities, and speaking to staff and patients.

Ahead of his arrival staff and members of the public gathered outside, waving flags and straining to catch a glimpse of Prince Philip.

Hospital staff wait for Prince Philip Credit: ITV Anglia
Crowds have gathered outside the hospital Credit: ITV Anglia


Duke backs new business centre

The Duke of Edinburgh made good a promise to visit Hertfordshire today to officially open a new business centre for first-time entrepreneurs.

My Incubator is a council-backed venture in Stevenage which has already helped launch 50 companies.

The Duke had been due to tour the facilities earlier in the year but poor health kept him away. During the visit he also spoke to local schoolchildren.

Duke of Edinburgh arrives in Hertfordshire

The Duke of Edinburgh has arrived in Hertfordshire today to officially open a new business centre.

He will speak to local entrepreneurs who have been helped by the council-backed project in Stevenage. So far 50 companies have been launched with its support.

During his visit Prince Philip will also talk to local school pupils and will unveil a commemorative plaque