Bedfordshire welcomes the Duke

Duke of Edinburgh
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.

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

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Duke visits cardiac unit

The Duke of Edinburgh is opening a new Cardiac Centre at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. He's touring the centre and speaking to staff and patients.