Prince Philip, 97, surprises The Queen by travelling to Balmoral after hip replacement, and heads to church with Royals including the Tindalls, Sophie Wessex and the Duchess of Cornwall
- The prince, 97, surprised Queen by joining her for her summer break at Balmoral
- Today, he was spotted riding in the royal Bentley alongside Her Majesty
- Other royals joined them for the Sunday trip to church including Zara and Mike Tindall, Prince Philip, Sophie Wessex and their daughter Lady Louise
- Camilla took the wheel as she also made the trip to Crathie Kirk church
- Prince Philip, who is officially retired from public duty and had a hip replacement in June, has been enjoying fishing trips on the River Dee
The Duke of Edinburgh looked sprightly for his 97 years this morning as he joined the Queen to attend church in Balmoral, just two months after he underwent hip replacement surgery.
Looking sharp and smart in a grey suit with blue tie, Prince Philip made the rare public appearance as the royals headed to Crathie Kirk church in the Queen's royal Bentley.
The Queen, 92, was also joined by family members including a smiling Zara and Mike Tindall, who welcomed their second daughter Lena on June 18, Camilla, and Prince Edward, Sophie Wessex and their 14-year-old daughter Lady Louise.
Prince Philip made the short journey to Crathie Kirk church this morning in Balmoral. In a rare public appearance, the 97-year-old joined the Queen in the royal Bentley
The Duke of Edinburgh is reported to have been enjoying hunting and fishing during the annual summer stay at Balmoral, which he wasn't initially expected to attend
The Scottish summer was nowhere to be seen this morning as rain fell in Balmoral, seeing most of the royal family drive to the Crathie Kirk church
The inclement weather didn't appear to put off the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh who chatted as they made the journey
Sitting next to the Queen, the prince looked relaxed as he made his way to the traditional Sunday service, with other members of the royal family following closely behind
The Queen is enjoying the company of members of the royal family during her extended summer break in the Scottish highlands
Offering a wave to well-wishers, the couple looked on fine form this morning as they departed the Sunday service
Her Majesty looked ever stylish in a cream ensemble with a matching hat by her favoured milliner Rachel Trevor-Morgan. The monarch finished the look with a striking diamond brooch.
Elsewhere, the Duchess of Cornwall, who took the wheel herself to make the short journey to the historic church, looked in high spirits as she drove Prince Charles through the Scottish country roads during a downpour.
Her glossy blonde locks contrasting with a moss green beret, Camilla, 71, opted for a colour scheme that matched the verdant outdoors, with a green scarf and coordinating woollen jacket.
Charles and the Duchess have a home, Birkhall, on the Balmoral Estate and have been spending spending time with the monarch in recent weeks.
Sophie Wessex looked equally smart in a striking navy blazer, with her blonde hair pulled loosely away from her face to reveal a dazzling pair of gold starfish earrings.
And daughter Lady Louise, 14, looked composed as she sat in the back of the car behind her parents. It is unclear whether her younger brother Viscount Severn, ten, is also staying at Balmoral.
Prince Edward drove his wife Sophie Wessex and daughter Lady Louise, 14, through Balmoral for the service; the family have been enjoying picnics and BBQs during their stay
Mike and Zara Tindall, who recently added to their brood with the arrival of baby Lena on June 18, offered broad smiles as they drove through the rain
Baby Lena and daughter Mia, four, were nowhere to be seen as the smartly-attired couple were driven to church
Wearing a stylish navy blue hat with feather detail, Zara, 37, looked delighted to be spending her summer in the Scottish royal retreat
The Queen, looking elegant in cream with a matching hat, kept out the chill with a blue blanket over her lap
Driving Duchess! Camilla smiled at onlookers as she got behind the wheel to make the short journey for the church service
Camilla, looking stylish in different shades of green, kept her eyes firmly on the road as she took to the wheel with Charles by her side
In close pursuit was the Wessex clan, with Sophie Wessex, 53, taking the front seat while Lady Louise, 14, smiled from the back of the royal Range Rover
The Queen's maroon Bentley departs through the stone gates at Crathie Kirk this morning
Prince Philip, who had a hip replaced in June, is reported to have been enjoying hunting and fishing during the annual summer stay at Balmoral, which he wasn't initially expected to attend following surgery in June.
Alongside deer stalking, the Queen's husband is reported to have been catching fish in the pretty River Dee, which runs through the estate.
The royals have been enjoying quality time together in the Queen's favourite holiday residence, with picnics and barbecues in the grounds.
Last year the Queen departed for Balmoral in mid July and did not end her annual Highland summer holiday until the first week in October.
Her Majesty's last official public engagements were on July 13 and 14, when she welcomed overseas visitors - most notably President Donald Trump - to Windsor Castle.
The Queen famously enjoys a more low-key existence while staying at the Scottish retreat - with her former royal protection officer Richard Griffin recently revealing that she had a conversation with unsuspecting American tourists visiting the estate while dressed in tweeds and a scarf.
Balmoral, which was bought by Prince Albert for £32,000 in 1852, is said to be the Queen's favourite home.