Prince Philip, 98, released from hospital on Christmas Eve
The prince was being treated at King Edward VII Hospital in London.
December 24, 2019, 12:49 PM
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Prince Philip, the 98-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, is heading home from a London hospital just in time for Christmas, according to Buckingham Palace.
“The Duke of Edinburgh has today left hospital after being discharged by his Doctor and is now back at Sandringham,” the palace said in a statement Tuesday. “His Royal Highness would like to thank everyone who sent their good wishes.”
The royal family is spending Christmas at Sandringham, Queen Elizabeth’s estate in Norfolk, England.
Queen Elizabeth, 93, traveled to Sandringham from London on Dec. 20, the same day Prince Philip was taken from Sandringham to King Edward VII Hospital in London.
The Duke of Edinburgh was taken to the hospital for “observation and treatment in relation to a pre-existing condition,” the palace said in a statement at the time.
“The admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’ Doctor,” the statement read.
He had at that time completed 22,220 solo engagements since 1952, given 5,496 speeches in his travels to more than 76 countries, authored 14 books, served as patron to 785 organizations and made 637 solo overseas visits, according to Buckingham Palace.