Prince Philip Makes First Appearance Following Hospital Discharge

Paul Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Philip attended church with other royals on New Year's Day, making his first public appearance since leaving the hospital for a four night stay over Christmas.

There was a palpable sense of New Year's goodwill on the Sandringham estate as about 500 well-wishers watched Prince Philip lead the royal party into church. It was the 90-year-old Prince's first public appearance just days after being discharged from the hospital.  

From the purposeful way he strode ahead it was clear Prince Philip wanted to be seen once again at the head of the family, putting behind him the scare of last week.

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