Britain's Prince Philip back on duty after surgery
LONDON (AFP) - Queen Elizabeth II's 92-year-old husband Prince Philip returned to public duties on Monday, conducting his first engagement since undergoing abdominal surgery in June.
The royal patriarch said it was "a great pleasure to be back in circulation" as he handed out medals at the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland's national academy of science and letters.
Prince Philip, known as the Duke of Edinburgh, spent 11 nights in June at the private London Clinic, where he had unspecified "exploratory" abdominal surgery.
Palace officials confirmed when he left the clinic on June 17 that he would take two months off to recover from the surgery.