The Duke of Edinburgh leaves the London Clinic following an exploratory operation. Photo source: The British Monarchy. Photo © Press Association.
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This article titled “Prince Philip leaves hospital 11 days after operation” was written by Alexandra Topping, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 17th June 2013 10.34 UTC
The Duke of Edinburgh has left hospital 11 days after he was admitted for an exploratory operation on his abdomen.
Prince Philip, 92, walked out of the London Clinic, smiling and holding a large book. He said goodbye to staff who had looked after him during his stay, and in a statement he thanked both the medical staff responsible for his care and members of the public for sending him good wishes.
Buckingham Palace said Philip was in good spirits as he left the clinic and was now expected to take two months to convalesce.
The duke received numerous visits from his family in hospital, including the Queen, his sons Charles and Edward, and grandsons William and Harry.
The Queen visited her husband on his 92nd birthday last Monday, and left smiling. After the Prince of Wales saw his father on Friday evening, he said Philip was much better.
The duke was first admitted to the London Clinic after attending a Buckingham Palace garden party on 6 June. He had an operation the next day on the basis of earlier abdominal investigations. The operation was pre-arranged and not an emergency.
Philip has had problems with both his heart and bladder in the past, although his recent admission is not thought to be related to these. Details about what prompted the surgical procedure have not been made public.
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