On April 2, 2018 it was announced that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and husband of Queen Elizabeth would enter the hospital to undergo surgery. At the time, details were few and far between, but eventually, word got out that it would be a hip-replacement procedure.
At 96 years of age, Philip was considered at higher risk than others who usually have the operation at a younger age.
That is why when after the first day, and NO NEWS was released by the Palace, imaginations ran wild with all sorts of scenarios, ranging from bad to worse.
Many pointed to the statistics on hip replacements that peg the length of hospital confinement at an average of one to three days.
According to necu.com, “Philip had suffered from hip pain in recent weeks. Before he went into the hospital on April 3, he missed a number of family events, including an Easter church service with the queen and other members of the royal family.
“The British Orthopedic Association said Philip's surgery was necessary because he was suffering from osteoarthritis.”
When four days passed, then, five, six, and now 11, worries grew as our hearts went out to the elderly Prince Consort and his wife, Her Majesty the Queen.
Now, we are very happy to report that, according to multiple sources, the Duke of Edinburgh has been discharged from the hospital on Friday morning and will continue his recovery at Windsor Castle.
Above, Prince Philip is shown being driven away from King Edward VII Hospital in London on Friday morning after spending 11 days in the hospital. He will continue his recovery at Windsor.
Here we see the car transporting Prince Philip from his home for the past 11 days.
A collective sigh of relief was felt throughout the kingdom - and among his family members - not the least of which is his longtime love, Queen Elizabeth.
Here’s to a smooth rehabilitation and we look forward to seeing the Duke at grandson Prince Harry’s wedding on May 19th. Godspeed, Your Royal Highness!
To see for yourself the Duke of Edinburgh as he leaves King George VII Hospital in London, watch the video, below.