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Duke of Edinburgh's Windsor friends offer their well-wishes

Duke of Edinburgh's Windsor friends offer their well-wishes

Francis Batt

Duke of Edinburgh's Windsor friends offer their well-wishes

Friends of the Duke of Edinburgh have been wishing him well as he recovers from surgery to repair a blocked artery in his heart.

The Duke is a honorary member of both Windsor rotary clubs, as well as long term chairman of the Prince Philip Trust which awards grants to good causes in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. He regularly attends its meetings where decisions are made about which organisations should benefit from the scheme. He stood down in November after 34 years but is remaining as the trust's patron.

Windsor and Eton Rotarian David Shaw  compered a recent event in November where the Duke accepted the proceeds from a Rolls Royce rally held in Windsor on behalf of the Trust. He said: "The Duke has done so much for us in the Rotary Club.

"We wish him all the best. He is a remarkable man who is involved in so many things in this town. It is the way he is."

The Duke's last high profile appearance in Windsor was when he presented awards to winners of the Windsor half marathon in the Guildhall shortly before Christmas.

The 90-year-old had been in Papworth Hospital for four days over the Christmas weekend after being admitted following chest pains. He left hospital earlier this week and is said to have been advised by doctors to rest.

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