The Duke of Edinburgh has left hospital after spending the past four nights in there.
Prince Philip was seen leaving King Edward VII hospital after being admitted on Friday “for observation and treatment in relation to a pre-existing condition”.
Philip, 98, left the hospital at 8.49am on Christmas Eve and it’s thought he will reunite with the Queen at Sandringham in time for Christmas.
BREAKING: The Duke of Edinburgh has left hospital where he has been receiving treatment for a ‘pre-existing condition’.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 24, 2019
The Duke made his own way to his car, dressed in a suit and tie and escorted by royal protection officers.
It comes after fears Philip would be spending Christmas Day in hospital after falling ill.
He’s being looked after very well in hospital.
On Monday, his son Prince Charles said they didn’t know much else on his father’s condition apart from him being treated well.
During a visit to flood-hit communities in South Yorkshire, he told reporters: “He’s being looked after very well in hospital. At the moment that’s all we know.”
He was later asked: “Sir, how is your father?”
Charles replied: “Alright. When you get to that age things don’t work so well.”
Last week, the palace said in a statement: “The Duke of Edinburgh travelled from Norfolk this morning to the King Edward VII Hospital in London for observation and treatment in relation to a pre-existing condition.
“The admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’ Doctor.”
The news came after the Queen was spotted making her way to Sandringham to begin her Christmas break.
In 2017, Prince Philip retired from public life and he now spends much of his time in Norfolk.
The royal was said to have suffered the injury days before the ceremony after falling in the bath – six weeks after he underwent hip replacement surgery.
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