Duke set for early public return

The Duke of Edinburgh's recovery from hospital treatment for abdominal pains has gone well enough for him to return to public life earlier than expected, with him due to hand out medals at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on Monday August 12.

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Duke making 'good progress' after hospital treatment

The Duke was said to be in "good condition and good spirits" upon leaving the London Clinic in June. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Prince Philip is "continuing to make good progress" following his hospital treatment, a source has said, and is very keen to carry out the engagement in Edinburgh.

The Duke has been an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh since 1951 - one of his oldest patronages - and has presented Royal Medals on several occasions.

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