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Prince Philip attends Highland Games
Sep 3, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Britain's Prince Philip joined Queen Elizabeth at the Highland Games this weekend (01.09.12).
The 91-year-old royal - who was discharged from hospital on August 20 after suffering from a bladder infection - surprised the crowds by attending the annual Braemar Gathering in Aberdeenshire on Saturday in support of his wife, who is patron of the Games.
The Duke of Edinburgh got into the spirit of the day by wearing a kilt with tweeds as he watched the traditional Scottish events, including the tossing of the caber and the tug of war, at the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park.
Philip has been resting at the nearby royal residence of Balmoral since being discharged from the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after being treated for five days.
The royal has refused to cut his busy schedule despite his poor health and is determined to maintain as many of his public appearances as possible.
A royal insider recently commented: 'It's a difficult situation as the Duke remains keen to fulfil all his obligations over the coming weeks and months and feels fit enough to do so..
'His staff have quietly been trying to lighten the load and cancel certain forthcoming engagements but the Duke won't have it. He keeps a very organised diary; no one can pull the wool over his eyes.
'He hates all the fuss and thinks the concern about his workload has been blown out of all proportion.'
The annual Highland Games take place on the first Saturday of every September.
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