Duke of Edinburgh on three-day visit to Canada

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Media captionPrince Philip was presented with two decorations by the Governor General of Canada

The Duke of Edinburgh has presented new colours to 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment during a brief visit to Toronto.

Prince Philip, who is the regiment's colonel-in-chief, presented it with a new ceremonial flag.

Earlier, he was awarded one of Canada's highest orders Companion of the Order of Canada and the Commander of the Order of Military Merit.

The Queen's husband will return to the UK on Sunday.

He left London on an aircraft provided by the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Philip, 91, has been admitted to hospital three times in the past 18 months after suffering health scares.

It is the prince's first major foreign visit since 2011 when he accompanied the Queen on a tour of Australia. This time he has not been joined by the monarch on what the palace has described as a private engagement.

His most recent overseas trip was to visit British troops in Germany last May.

Following his arrival the duke was presented with the insignia of a Companion of the Order of Canada and Commander of the Order of Military Merit by the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston.

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