Prince Philip's first public appearance since hip surgery

Junie Sihlangu
May 14, 2018
07:46 A.M.

The Duke of Edinburgh was recently spotted this month. This is after he had hip surgery in April 2018.


Prince Philip was spotted behind the wheel of a car at the Windsor Castle grounds on May 11, 2018. There he sat and spoke to his wife the Queen reported E! News.

Prince Philip, 96, was photographed behind in a car at the 75th Royal Windsor Horse Show on Friday. This was his first public appearance since leaving the hospital after hip surgery in mid-April.

He wasn’t seen walking but was chatting with his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, through the car's window. She was walking the grounds of Windsor Castle.


He and his wife of more than 70 years were two of the hundreds of spectators at the horse show. The Prince was hospitalized five weeks ago for a "planned surgery" on his hip.

“[Prince Philip] has undergone a successful hip replacement operation."

Buckingham Palace spokesperson, E! News, May 11, 2018

Buckingham Palace’s spokesperson had reported at the time that, "He is progressing satisfactorily at this early stage. His Royal Highness is likely to remain in hospital for several days.”

At the time he was said to be comfortable and in good spirits.


Philip left the hospital a little over a week after his successful surgery. His recent appearance has left royal fans hopeful that the Prince would be able to make it to his grandson’s wedding this month.

According to Katie Nicholl's new book about the groom, Harry: Life, Loss and Love, it has been the Prince's wish to have his grandfather attend his wedding day. That’s part of the reason why Harry had a brief six-month engagement to Meghan Markle.

‘One of the reasons Harry wanted to wed sooner than later was so that the Duke could see him married while he was still in good health,’ Nicholl wrote.

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