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High hopes that Prince Philip will be able to attend the Royal Wedding after his appearance today

The Duke of Edinburgh has made his first appearance in public since he underwent hip operation last month.

The 96-year-old was seen driving himself at the Windsor Horse Show after the hip surgery.

His grandson, Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle next Saturday, 19 May, at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle but it will not be confirmed if Prince Philip will attend. However, seeing him out and about gives many the hope that he will be able to watch his grandson’s wedding as long as he is feeling well enough.

On 4 April, the Duke underwent the successful surgery after being in pain for some time.

After the operation, a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: “The Duke of Edinburgh has undergone a successful hip replacement operation. He is progressing satisfactorily at this early stage.

“His Royal Highness is likely to remain in hospital for several days. He is comfortable and in good spirits.”

Princess Anne visited her father at the King Edward VII hospital where she said the Duke was “in good form.”

With Meghan Markle’s parents, Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle, coming to London for the wedding, The Queen and Prince Philip plan on spending time getting to know them.

The only other member of the Royal Family who has been confirmed not to attend is Prince Louis who will not even be one month old by the time of the wedding. The rest of the Cambridge family are all expected to attend, with the likelihood that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be a part of the bridal party.

In a press release from Kensington Palace a week ago, they said updates on the Bridesmaids and Page Boys will be made ahead of the wedding.

Other updates we can expect over this next week include cake and floral, the Order of Service and the Instrument of Consent.


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