Prince Philip discharged from hospital

Clay Curtis
April 15, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding is on May 19 and the major family occasion is likely to be the first public appearance by the Queen's consort.

Britain's Prince Philip, 96, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, left hospital on Friday after a hip replacement operation, waving to media waiting outside the hospital as he was driven away.

Prince Philip was admitted to hospital on April 3 ahead of the planned procedure the following day, having suffered pain in the joint for about a month beforehand.

"The Duke will continue his recovery at Windsor".

Prince Philip has been discharged from hospital following his hip surgery last week.

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The statement added that the Prince "would like to convey his appreciation" for the well-wishes he has received.

On Thursday Princess Anne visited her father and told reporters that the Duke was on "good form", and he appeared to smile as he was driven home shortly after noon.

He did not accompany the Queen to church at Windsor Castle on Easter Sunday because of the problem, and it is understood it was also the reason he missed an annual Maundy service.

In May a year ago, Prince Philip announced his retirement from royal duties and attending events to support his own charities and organisations. Experts, who had initially predicted he would need to stay in hospital for five or six days, have said he should be able to resume normal activities within two to three months, although it might take up to a year to feel the full benefits of the new hip.

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

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