Royal Roundup: Prince Philip to Make First Public Appearance in Two Months

Prince Philip inspects an honor guard from the 3rd Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto on Saturday April 27, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

Prince Philip inspects an honor guard from the 3rd Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto, April 27, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

After having abdomen surgery in June and spending 11 days in the hospital, Prince Philip is set to hand out medals at The Royal Society of Edinburgh on August 12, reports BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt. After his engagement, Prince Philip will go to Balmoral in the Scottish Highlands for summer holiday with the Queen. Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, who is 92, was said to be making “good progress” and is “in good spirits,” mentions BBC.

  • This past weekend, Prince William and Prince Harry played in a charity polo match in support of charities SkillForce and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. It was Prince William’s first public appearance since the birth of Prince George, and he was presented with a small polo mallet for his son. The Prince mentioned that his son “likes to move around a lot, he wriggles a lot, he keeps us on our toes,” reports BBC.

  • The Royal Collection Trust has produced official commemorative china in honor of the royal birth, which has recently gone on sale. The china, made by Stoke-on-Trent, features the coronet of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, supported by a unicorn and lion, as well as oak leaves from the Middleton coat of arms and gold-edged scrolls with Prince George’s official name and date of birth.
(Royal Collection)

Royal Collection Trust has produced the official range of china to celebrate the birth of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. (Royal Collection)