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Duke of Edinburgh discharged from hospital

11:38 20 August 2012

File photo dated 26/4/2012 of the Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital with a bladder infection, Buckingham Palace said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday June 4, 2012. See PA story ROYAL Jubilee. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

File photo dated 26/4/2012 of the Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital with a bladder infection, Buckingham Palace said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday June 4, 2012. See PA story ROYAL Jubilee. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

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The Duke of Edinburgh has left hospital this morning after five nights being treated for a recurrence of a bladder infection.

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Prince Philip, 91, was discharged from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary this morning where medical staff have been looking after him since last Wednesday.

The Duke was taken ill during his traditional annual summer break with the Queen at Balmoral in Scotland.

During his time at the NHS hospital, he was not visited by the Queen or other family members after being advised by doctors to rest, but remained in regular contact with relatives by telephone.

His latest health scare comes less than three months after he spent five nights in hospital with a bladder infection following the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames.

He had to miss some of the key celebrations marking the Queen’s 60-year reign after he was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London the day after enduring wet and windy elements on a barge for several hours.

The Duke also underwent a successful procedure to clear a blocked coronary artery last December and was in hospital for four nights over Christmas.

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