Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Princess Anne visits her father Prince Philip in hospital

Princess Anne visits her father Prince Philip in hospital

Prince Philip has left hospital 10 days after a successful operation on his hip.

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital last Wednesday and there was a sigh of relief this morning when the 96-year-old royal was discharged with a clean bill of health.

The Prince was spotted leaving King Edward VII's hospital where he waved to crowds from his auto.

The Duke will recover at Windsor and may be using a walking stick or crutches at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

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Buckingham Palace announced in a statement that the Duke of Edinburgh, as he is formally known, would continue his recovery at Windsor, where he lives with his wife, Queen Elizabeth II.

The statement continued: 'His Royal Highness would like to convey his appreciation for the messages of good wishes he has received'.

On Thursday he was visited by his daughter, the Princess Royal, who said he was "on good form". But his recovery has been progressing at a good pace and, according to a palace statement, "he is comfortable and in good spirits".

Prince Philip waves as he leaves hospital.

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The aging royal did not attend Easter services with the Queen because he was having problems with his hip.

However, the Duke will have to have rehabilitation care as he learns to walk again on his new hip.

She added: "Every individual has different needs and recovers in different ways but the majority of patients can get back to their chosen lifestyle a few weeks after surgery, free from pain and with improved mobility".

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