Prince Philip Leaves Hospital
The Duke of Edinburgh has been discharged from hospital today. The Prince waved to well-wishers outside the King Edward VII hospital as he walked to a waiting car.
His Royal Highness has been in hospital since Monday, recovering from a bladder infection. The day before, the Queen and the Prince had spent several hours under pouring rain and heavy winds during the Thames Jubilee Pageant. While both were praised for their resilience, some doctors suggested that the events might have accelerated the Duke’s condition. Following his hospitalisation, Prince Philip was forced to miss the rest of Jubilee events, including the Concert outside Buckingham Palace, and Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Members of the Royal Family have made sure the Duke of Edinburgh didn’t feel lonely though; the Queen, Princes William and Harry, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex with their children have all visited Prince Philip during his stay in hospital. The public also made sure the Prince felt just how missed he was by wishing him speedy recovery and loudly chanting his name on more than one occasion. For instance, after Prince Charles asked to show support for his father after the Jubilee Concert, the cheers were so loud that the Duke of Edinburgh might have well heard them at King Edward VII hospital.
After being given an all-clear, the Prince will now be able to spend his 91st birthday at home, with his family. To mark his birthday, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will fire a salute in Hyde Park. The salute is fired every year for the occasion, but members of the Royal Family are not usually in attendance.Filed under The United Kingdom
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