Duke of Edinburgh will attend Commonwealth service

The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey today, after Buckingham Palace confirmed the Queen would not attend due to her continuing recovery from her recent illness.

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The Queen will regrettably no longer attend the #Commonwealth Observance @wabbey today as she continues to recover from her recent illness.

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh will attend the #Commonwealth Observance today as planned.

The Queen spent 24 hours in hospital last week.

Read: The Queen leaves hospital

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