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Prince Philip discharged from hospital after hip surgery

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Britain's Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, today left hospital after a hip replacement surgery.

The 96-year-old waved to a small crowd as he was driven past in London in a

Elizabeth II's husband had been admitted to hospital on April 3 to undergo a planned procedure the following day.

said the will now spend his recuperation period at Windsor Castle, where he is expected to be joined by the monarch.

"His Royal Highness would like to convey his appreciation for the messages of good wishes he has received," the palace said in a statement.

His daughter, the Royal, was the only royal visitor to the hospital, who had described him "on good form" after she visited her father yesterday.

had announced his retirement in May 2017, after decades of supporting the as well as attending events for his own charities and organisations.

A month later he was admitted to the as "a precautionary measure" following an infection arising from a pre-existing condition.

His final solo engagement was in August last year, when he reviewed a parade of Royal Marines outside in his capacity as of the Corps. But he has since appeared several times at engagements alongside the 91-year-old

His surgery comes ahead of a busy time for the royal family, with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, due to give birth to her third child some time this month, and the wedding of his grandson, Prince Harry, with on May 19.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 18:25 IST