Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital and is ‘in good spirits’ back at Windsor

The Duke of Edinburgh left King Edward VII’s Hospital this morning, after being in the care of medial staff since initially being admitted to receive ‘medical attention for an infection’. 

Earlier today, police had blocked access to the private hospital in central London, where Prince Philip had been recovering from a heart procedure at St Bart’s Hospital.

Philip was wheeled to the car in a chair, with screens shielding his entry to the vehicle.

Prince Philip has given up his driving licence. (Splash News and Pictures)

The 28-night stay has become the Duke’s longest ever stay in hospital, but now back at Windsor Castle with his wife, The Queen, he is said to be in ‘good spirits’.

Buckingham Palace said: “The Duke of Edinburgh has today been discharged from King Edward VII’s Hospital and has returned to Windsor Castle, following treatment for an infection and a successful procedure for a pre-existing condition.

“His Royal Highness wishes to thank all the medical staff who looked after him at both King Edward VII’s Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and everyone who has sent their good wishes.”

In December 2011, the Prince Consort had a stent fitted in his heart to alleviate a blocked coronary artery, but – as far as the palace has shared – there have been no further heart issues for the Royal.

This has become the third infection over the last decade to have put the Prince in hospital, along with a hip replacement in 2018.

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