Prince Philip Leaves Hospital After Two-Night Stay for Infection

Danny Woods
June 27, 2017

Philip is patron of 780 organisations, "with which he will continue to be associated", according to Buckingham Palace.

At this time, it is unclear what Prince Philip had been suffering with, but he has recovered enough to be released from the hospital.

The development comes almost seven weeks after the palace announced that Prince Philip will retire from royal duties from September. He was treated at London's King Edward VII Hospital for an infection, which was apparently the result of a pre-existing condition.

Prince Philip was hospitalised on Wednesday due to an infection arose due to pre- existing conditions.

Prince Philip missed the State Opening of Parliament and the Queen's Speech Wednesday morning.

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The period of illness had forced him to miss the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot.

Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, said in May he was cutting down his public appearances and wouldn't take on new charity roles after more than six decades of service. "Her Majesty is being kept informed and will attend Royal Ascot as planned this afternoon", it added.

The Duke once remarked that he roughly follows the Atkins diet, and is said to be an advocate of healthy eating and exercise.

Just ahead of his 95th birthday last June, he pulled out of the Battle of Jutland anniversary events following medical advice, with his son-in-law, Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, saying he had a "minor ailment".

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