Cambridge: Duke Of Edinburgh Visit
17 January 2012, 10:28
The Duke of Edinburgh has been to Cambridge to attend a fundraising dinner.
The event tonight (Tuesday), at Cambridge University's Scott Polar Research Institute, was Prince Phillip's first official engagement since undergoing an operation at Papworth Hospital, near Huntingdon.
The Duke spent several days during Christmas at Papworth after being successfully treated for a blocked artery on Christmas Eve.
According to reports, Prince Philip looked 'in good health' as he arrived in Cambridge wearing a black overcoat over a dark suit, and looked relaxed as he passed photographers outside Corpus Christi College.
90 year old Prince Philip was one of the guests of honour at an event marking 100 years since Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition to the South Pole.
It 100 years to the day since the famous explorer reached Antarctica.
The Duke was greeted at the event by Cambridge University Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz [both pictured - above right].
Captain Scott's two granddaughters Dafila Scott and Nicola Starks were also at the private dinner, which was held at Corpus Christi College.
Also among the 100 guests were adventurer Ranulph Fiennes and Prince Albert of Monaco, who has a strong interest in polar exploration.
The Scott Polar Research Institute is a centre for research into into polar regions and glaciology around the world.
It was set up in Cambridge in 1920 as a national memorial to Captain Scott and his companions, who died on their way back from the South Pole in 1912.