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16/03/2021 10:38 GMT | Updated 16/03/2021 11:54 GMT

Prince Philip Discharged From Hospital After A Month

The Duke of Edinburgh was treated at King Edward VII's Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital for a heart condition.

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Prince Philip leaves King Edward VII's Hospital in London on Tuesday March 16

Prince Philip has been discharged from hospital after a month-long stay.

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London on February 16 as a precaution, and was later revealed to be battling an infection.

He was transferred to St Bartholomew’s Hospital on March 1, before being moved back to King Edward VII’s four days later having undergone a heart procedure.

He left the private, central London hospital in the back of a black BMW on Tuesday morning and has returned to Windsor Castle.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “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 duke, the nation’s longest-serving consort who turns 100 in June, had spent 28 nights as an in-patient. He was visited by his eldest son Prince Charles on February 20.

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is seen leaving King Edward VII Hospital on March 16

Philip has been treated for heart problems in the past and in 2011 was rushed to hospital by helicopter from Sandringham after suffering chest pains as the royal family was preparing for Christmas.

He and the Queen have spent most of lockdown at Windsor alongside a reduced household of staff dubbed HMS Bubble.

The couple, who have been married for 73 years, received their first Covid-19 jabs in January.