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Prince Philip makes first public appearance after illness

Prince Philip has made his first public appearance after he was hospitalised in early June. He is presenting Royal Medals, at The Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Prince Philip arriving to present medals in Scotland.

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the London Clinic on June 6 for pre-arranged exploratory abdominal surgery in June which was carried out the next day.

Duke of Edinburgh had abdominal surgery in June

The Duke of Edinburgh thanked staff as he left the London Clinic.

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the London Clinic on June 6 for pre-arranged exploratory abdominal surgery in June which was carried out the next day.

He was discharged 11 days later, when he was said to be in "good condition and good spirits", and has been recuperating.

At the time, Buckingham Palace said he planned to take a period of convalescence of around two months.

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Duke to return to public duties after operation

Prince Philip left hospital in June after he was admitted for exploratory abdominal surgery. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Duke of Edinburgh will carry out his first official engagement in nearly two months today.

It will be the first time he has been seen in public following an operation and period of convalescence.

Philip, 92, will hand out medals at the Royal Society of Edinburgh to Professor Sir John Cadogan, Professor Michael Ferguson and Sir Ian Wood.

The Duke has been an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh since 1951.

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Tiger prowls near Prince Philip as he opens enclosure

The Duke of Edinburgh opens London Zoo's new Sumatran tiger enclosure. Credit: PA Wire

The Duke of Edinburgh opened London Zoo's new Sumatran tiger enclosure as one of the big cats appeared inches from his legs.

Philip was surprised to see Jae Jae, a five-year-old male tiger, walk towards him - albeit behind safety glass - before he unveiled a plaque to commemorate his visit.

The royal was invited to open the £3.6 million attraction that will house the animal and his mate Melati, a four-year-old female.

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