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Thu 23rd November, 2017

Prince Philip leaves hospital after infection

The Duke of Edinburgh has been released from hospital, after he went in on Monday night as a ‘precautionary measure’.

Prince Philip, who is 96, had an infection relating to a pre-existing condition, the Palace announced at the time. The Duke was said to be in ‘good spirits’ despite the stay, and was photographed being driven home to the palace from hospital this morning.

He spent two nights at the King Edward VII Hospital in London, after a busy (and likely tiring) schedule of Trooping the Colour on Saturday, and the first day of Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

He will have been treated with a course of antibiotics, and likely told to rest up, meaning he will miss most of Royal Ascot, instead staying at Windsor Castle – perhaps keeping up with the races on TV.

The Queen opened the new session of Parliament without him, Prince Charles taking his place; she later went to Ascot as planned and was being ‘kept informed’ about her husband’s condition.

Prince Charles also said his father was “getting better” following a meeting with faith leaders at a Finsbury Park mosque on Wednesday afternoon.

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