Duke of Edinburgh leaves UK hospital following exploratory surgery
Monday, June 17, 2013
current British monarch, today departed from the , located in the centre of the British capital, after eleven days. Prince Philip, who is aged 92, was hospitalised on June 6 to be given on his abdomen., the husband of the
According to the BBC, it was thought the Prince would remain in hospital for two weeks. The abdominal surgery was pre-planned, previously reported, although the reasons why this surgery was arranged have not been publicised.
The Duke of Edinburgh missed numerous royal occasions while he was in the private building, including theon June 15 to celebrate the . As he was staying in the Clinic, over a thousand cards were sent to the Duke. Also, members of the , including ; ; ; ; and his wife, Elizabeth II, visited him.
A Buckingham Palace statement said the Duke was in "good condition and good spirits", adding that he would take a two month time period to recover. "The Duke has expressed his thanks and appreciation to medical staff at the London Clinic and the many members of the public who have sent good wishes", the statement added.Royal Correspondent Tim Ewart commented, "for a man of 92, who spent 11 nights in hospital, the Duke looked extraordinarily fit."
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