Prince Philip in 'good spirits' as he leaves hospital after hip operation

The Duke of Edinburgh, who was admitted to the London hospital on April 3, had a scheduled hip replacement surgery on Wednesday.


                            Prince Philip in 'good spirits' as he leaves hospital after hip operation
Prince Philip (Source: Getty Images)

After spending over 10 days in the King Edward VII Hospital, Prince Philip is out and appears to be in good spirits as he was photographed waving from his Land Rover Discovery on Friday, April 13.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who was admitted to the London hospital sometime around last week (April 3), had a scheduled hip replacement surgery on Wednesday. Following the "successful" operation, though, Buckingham Palace had confirmed that the 96-year-old British royal was "progressing satisfactorily," and that his hospital stay was "comfortable".

"His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh left King Edward VII's Hospital at midday today (Friday), following a hip replacement operation last week. The Duke will continue his recovery at Windsor," the latest statement from the Palace assured on Friday. 

"His Royal Highness would like to convey his appreciation for the messages of good wishes he has received," the statement further read.

Prince Philip waves to journalists (Getty)

 

During his time in the hospital, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was visited by his daughter, Princess Anne. After her visit, the princess shared update about the Duke's health, telling British news outlets that he was in "good form".

Even the Queen is reported to have given out a similar report to a member of the public, who enquired about the Duke's recovering, explaining that "[Prince Philip] is getting on very well."

Earlier in 2017, the Prince announced his retirement from his royal duties but, he continued to carry on with his obligations until August. His decision was supported by her majesty, with the Palace previously dropping hints that the Duke would eventually "wind down" his role, owing to his age. 

Come May 19, however, the British monarch and her husband would be looking forward to a grand royal event, as their grandson Prince Harry exchanges vows with fiancee Meghan Markle at the St. George's Chapel in Windsor.   

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (Getty)