3 July 2013 - 11:51
Prince Philip keen to return to royal duties just weeks after having surgery


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The Duke of Edinburgh is keen to return to work.

Prince Philip is desperate to return to work just weeks after leaving a London Hospital.

Last month, the Duke of Edinburgh underwent abdominal surgery spending 11 days in hospital. However, Philip is now keen to get back to his royal duties despite only being two weeks into his two-month rest.

Soon after the Duke left hospital, Buckingham Palace confirmed the loyal consort would be taking a two-month period of convalescence to rest and recover.

Now the 92-year-old has been described as “champing at the bit” to return to work. Philip carries out hundreds of duties in the United Kingdom and around the world. Earlier this year, Philip made a trip to Canada and it has been reported the Queen and the Duke will make a visit abroad in the Autumn.

Peter Phillips, 35, son of Princess Anne, revealed his grandfather was “much better now he has left hospital,” when asked how the Duke was feeling.

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“Who’s going to be brave enough to do that,” Peter joked when asked if he or the royal family had asked Philip to slow down.

After being admitted to hospital for surgery, the Duke spent 11 days at the London Clinic, leaving earlier than expected and waving to well-wishers as he left walking unaided to his car.

“The Duke is already getting a bit bored and wants to start working again as soon as possible,” a Palace source added.

Last year, Philip spent several days in hospital over the Queen’s Jubilee weekend being treated for a bladder infection.

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