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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 to head to Balmoral after medal duties

The Duke of Edinburgh will head to the Queen's royal residence at Balmoral after his public engagement at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

He is due to present three Royal Medals at the earlier ceremony, to the following recipients:

  • Professor Sir John Cadogan, the former director of research at BP and President of the Learned Society of Wales
  • Professor Michael Ferguson, Dean of Research for the College of Life Sciences at The University of Dundee
  • Businessman Sir Ian Wood, former chairman of Wood Group Plc.

Prince Philip is then expected stay at Balmoral until October before returning to London.

His time in Scotland could see him meet his great-grandson for the first time after he was unable to join the Queen in meeting Prince George last month.

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