(CMR) Prince Philip returned home to join Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Tuesday after spending four weeks in the hospital.
The 99-year-old husband of the Queen was reportedly taken from King Edward VII’s Hospital in a wheelchair to a waiting car. He was described as looking frail.
The Duke of Edinburgh was initially admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital in Marylebone on February 16, after complaining of feeling unwell.
Two weeks later, he was transferred to St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, where he underwent heart surgery. He was then transferred back to King Edward VII.
A statement from Buckingham Palace said, “The Duke of Edinburgh has today been discharged from King Edward VII’s Hospital and has returned to Windsor Castle, following treatment for an infection and a successful procedure for a pre-existing condition.”
“His Royal Highness wishes to thank all the medical staff who looked after him at both King Edward VII's Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital, and everyone who has sent their good wishes,” the statement added.
Prince Philip, who has been married to Queen Elizabeth for 73 years, will celebrate his 100th birthday in June.