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.

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The Duke of Edinburgh awarded top Canadian honour

The Duke of Edinburgh is in Canada to present a regiment with a new ceremonial flag.

Earlier, he visited Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, and was awarded one of Canada's highest orders.

The Duke of Edinburgh receives the Order of Military Merit from Governor General of Canada, David Johnston in Toronto. Credit: REUTERS/Fred Thornhill

Prince Philip was given insignias of Companion of the Order of Canada and the Commander of the Order of Military Merit.

The Duke, 91, has served as the regiment's colonel-in-chief since 1953, an honorary title often bestowed on members of the Royal Family.

The Duke Edinburgh is on a three-day visit to Canada. Credit: REUTERS/Fred Thornhill

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