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Duke of Edinburgh to miss memorial on medical grounds

The Duke of Edinburgh attends an event at Horse Guards Parade, London, in May Credit: Yui Mok / PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Duke of Edinburgh will not attend commemorations marking the Battle of Jutland in Orkney following medical advice.

Prince Philip, 94, is understood to have no plans to cancel any other forthcoming engagements, and has not attended hospital.

Following doctor's advice, the Duke of Edinburgh has reluctantly decided not to attend the commemorations marking the Battle of Jutland tomorrow in Kirkwall and Hoy.

The Princess Royal, who was already attending the events, will represent the Royal Family.

– Buckingham Palace spokeswoman

Descendants of those who fought at Jutland have been invited to join the commemorations, which includes a service at St Magnus Cathedral on Kirkwall on Tuesday.

Further events are planned with a service at Lyness Cemetery on the island of Hoy - the final resting place for more than 450 service personnel who died in the war, including sailors killed at Jutland.

The Princess Royal will be accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence as vice-chairman of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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Philip accompanied the Queen at a reception to honour recipients of the Victoria Cross and George Cross and their families.

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Her Majesty arrived at the event accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh.

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Around 8,000 invited guests will descend on the royal residence to take tea in the 40 acre gardens.

Prince Philip will be joined on the Palace terrace by the Queen, Duchess of Cambridge, Duke of York, Princess Eugenie, the Princess Royal and other members of the family for the National Anthem performed by a military band.

A 41-gun salute will be fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from London's Hyde Park at noon in celebration.

The Duke, who shows no signs of slowing down amid a packed programme of engagements, recently returned from France to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

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