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Prince Philip has thanked the medical staff who cared for him as he arrives home to Windsor Castle - two weeks after having heart surgery.
- Prince Philip has walked out of the hospital and returned home to Windsor Castle following a heart operation.
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Prince Philip (opens in new tab) has been pictured leaving the hospital as he walks to a waiting car and returns home - two weeks after having heart surgery.
The Duke arrived home at Windsor Castle and has given a statement thanking medical staff for their care over the last 28 days.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said Prince Philip had been discharged ‘following treatment for an infection and a successful procedure for a pre-existing condition’. It added, ‘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.’
The Duke has spent the last 28 days in the hospital - after being admitted to London King Edward VII's hospital after feeling 'unwell' (opens in new tab) on 16th February and was initially treated for an infection (opens in new tab).
But reports of a mood change at Buckingham Palace, with prayers for Philip (opens in new tab), led to him being transferred to St Bartholomew's Hospital 12 days ago where Buckingham Palace confirmed he had a 'successful' heart operation on 3rd March for a pre-existing medical condition.
Prince Philip was later transferred back to King Edward VII's hospital for rest and to continue his treatment and he has just been pictured leaving the hospital to return home.
Earlier today, police blocked access for vehicles to King Edward VII's hospital, as four officers arrived on motorcycles to join a dozen at the hospital's entrance to enable the Duke to leave safely.
As Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leaves the hospital he was pictured wearing a yellow jumper and wore a crisp white shirt underneath for being discharged from the hospital.
Philip, 99, is the oldest ever consort, is set to celebrate his 100th birthday in three months' time and received a visit from son Prince Charles (opens in new tab) during his hospital stay on 20th February. Charles made the 200-mile round trip to spend a precious 30 minutes with his father.
The Duke recently celebrated his 73rd wedding anniversary with his wife the Queen and the pair were last pictured opening their cards from family, friends, and members of the public who wished them well.
As Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leaves the hospital, her majesty has been dealing with the controversial claims following grandson Prince Harry and Meghan's bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview, while her husband had been recovering from his operation.