Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Prince Philip is discharged from hospital after hip surgery

Prince Philip is discharged from hospital after hip surgery

Anne spent 50 minutes at the private King Edward VII hospital in central London with her father, who had the planned surgery last Wednesday to replace his joint with a prosthetic implant.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: "His Royal Highness would like to convey his appreciation for the messages of good wishes he has received".

Queen Elizabeth II's husband had been admitted to hospital on April 3 to undergo a planned procedure the following day.

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Prince Philip had announced his retirement in May 2017, after decades of supporting the Queen as well as attending events for his own charities and organisations.

96-year-old Prince Philip has left hospital today after a hip replacement operation.

Experts have said a few weeks after a hip replacement patients are usually back to their normal lifestyle.

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Philip, who is best known for his mischievous sense of humour, forthright manner and off-colour jokes, formally retired from public life previous year but has attended some royal engagements since then. The 91-year-old monarch said, "He said he's getting on very well".

His release comes just a day after his daughter Princess Anne, 67, said he was on "good form" after she paid him a visit at the hospital on Thursday (04.12.18).

"The duke was keen to attend but made this decision because he was experiencing some trouble with his hip".

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Hopefully this means he'll be in full functioning order for the wedding of Prince Harry, his grandson, to Meghan Markle next month.

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