Prince Philip laughing with Prince Harry

Prince Philip confirmed to attend royal wedding after recovering from hip surgery

Prince Philip had a successful hip operation in April

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Although there has been some doubt as to whether Prince Philip would attend the royal wedding of his grandson, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle due to a hip operation in April, Buckingham Palace have confirmed that the 96-year-old has almost recovered from the operation and will be attending the special day. The Duke of Edinburgh was discharged from hospital on Friday 13 April, just a few days after his operation which took place on 4 April. He made his first public appearance since his operation on Friday 11 May, attending the Royal Windsor Horse Show with his wife, the Queen.

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Prince Philip is thought to be attending the wedding

Buckingham Palace confirmed that he was doing well following his hospital stay in a statement, which read: "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh left King Edward VII's Hospital at midday today, following a hip replacement operation last week. The Duke will continue his recovery at Windsor. His Royal Highness would like to convey his appreciation for the messages of good wishes he has received."

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Prince Philip has been recovering from his hip operation

Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that Prince Charles will walk Meghan down the aisle as her father, Thomas Markle, won't be attending due to bad health. A statement released by Kensington Palace read: "Ms. Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St George's Chapel on her Wedding Day. The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to The Royal Family in this way." Her mother, Doria Ragland, will accompany Meghan to St George's Chapel in Windsor. Speaking about her father in a statement, Meghan said: "Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health. I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday."

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