Duke of Edinburgh 'well' despite bruising right eye

The Duke continued with his duties in Canada despite the bruising. Credit: REUTERS/Fred Thornhill

Buckingham Palace has played down fears about the Duke of Edinburgh's health after he was pictured with a badly bruised eye during his visit to Canada.

The 91-year-old is understood to have woken up with the bruising under his right eye a few days ago. A palace spokeswoman said the Duke was "well".

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Philip 'well' on Canada visit

The Duke of Edinburgh has been awarded one of Canada's highest honours, the Commander of the Order of Military Merit, during a three-day visit to the country. A spokesman has said Prince Philip is "well" despite heavy bruising his eye in recent days.