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Prince Philip out of hospital

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Prince Philip out of hospital

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The Duke of Edinburgh has left hospital four nights after having a coronary stent fitted.
The prince, who smiled and waved to reporters as he left, has now returned to the Royal Family’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
The 90-year-old had been in Papworth Hospital since Friday after being admitted following chest pains.
Prince Philip missed the royal Christmas celebrations and had to sit out the traditional Boxing Day shoot.
He sat upright and smiled broadly as he left the hospital.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “On departure, Prince Philip thanked the staff at Papworth for the excellent care he has received during his stay.
“He is very much looking forward to rejoining his family.”
Buckingham Palace also said no decision had been taken on how soon the Duke would resume public engagements or whether he would attend Sunday’s service at St Mary Magdalene church on the Sandringham estate.
The prince is said to have been advised by doctors to rest.
BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said the prince had participated in more than 300 engagements in the last 12 months.
The Duke’s next formal engagement is not until 17 January when he is due to attend a dinner at the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge. (BBC)