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Monday, August 12, 2013

Prince Philip presents medals at the RSE

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, made his first public appearance since undergoing a stomach operation nearly two months ago. He presented medals to scientists at the Royal Society of Edinburgh where he is an honorary fellow since 1951.

The health condition of Prince Philip had been hitting headlines since Christmas 2011. At the age of 92 (last June 10, 2013), the Duke of Edinburgh is still undertaking public engagements and has been seen actively participating on many events concerning the crown. His devotion to royal duties is still very evident.

Prince Philip will remain in Balmoral Castle, the royal family's summer retreat in Scotland, until October and according to the news, the Duke of Edinburgh has not yet seen his new great grandson, Prince George of Cambridge, whose two last names, Alexander and Louis were believed to have been attributed to Philip's family. There were two Alexanders in Philip's family. Prince Alexander of Hesse, his maternal great grandfather and King Alexander of Greece, his paternal great uncle. While the name Louis (also the last of the four names of Prince William) was the name of the favorite great uncle of Prince Charles, Lord Louis Mountbatten, Philip's maternal uncle.

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