Prince Philip attends church service with the Queen during royals' Balmoral summer break

Asher Mcshane
Prince Philip and the Queen on their way to Crathie Kirk church in Balmoral: Rex Features

The Duke of Edinburgh joined the Queen for a church service in Balmoral today, months after undergoing hip replacement surgery.

Prince Philip made the public appearance alongside several members of the royal family ahead of the service at Crathie Kirk church.

Zara and Mike Tindall, who welcomed their second daughter in June, accompanied the Queen, 92 and Prince Philip, 97.

Prince Edward, Sophie Wessex and their 14-year-old daughter Lady Louise also attended the service.

The Duke of Edinburgh is said to have surprised the Queen with his arrival on Royal Deeside.

The Duke of Edinburgh underwent hip replacement surgery in April (Rex Features)

He has been fishing and hunting during the royals' summer break at Balmoral and is "fit as a fiddle," according to the Sun.

Philip underwent a hip replacement in April. He was described as being "in good spirits" after the operation.

Prince Philip heading to church this morning in Balmoral (Rex Features)

The Queen usually spends her summers in Balmoral.

The last time Prince Philip made a public outing was for the Royal Windsor Cup polo match in Egham in June.

Prince Philip and the Queen pictured together at the polo in June (PA)

Philip retired from public life last August. Buckingham Palace said he would attend events from "time to time."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are also expected to visit Balmoral this summer.