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article imageHRH Prince Philip leaves hospital after heart scare

By Elaine Findlay     Dec 27, 2011 in World
Prince Philip, husband to Queen Elizabeth II, is released from hospital after a four-day stay recovering from heart surgery.
On December 27, 2011 BBC Radio Solent in its 9 a.m. news bulletin reported that Buckingham Palace has confirmed that His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the husband of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, will leave Papworth Hospital, Cambridgeshire, UK this morning.
The 90 year old Prince, who is also known by the title of the Duke of Edinburgh, was admitted to the country’s main heart and lung transplant centre as an emergency patient on Friday, December 23, 2011 “for precautionary tests after experiencing chest pains” according to Buckingham Palace. He had been taken ill at the Queen’s private Norfolk estate at Sandringham where senior members of the Royal family were gathering for their traditional Christmas celebrations.
After undergoing what is generally described as a minor invasive procedure where a stent (an artificial tube) is inserted to unblock a coronary artery, the Prince spent Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in hospital recovering from the surgery. The news that he is well enough to return to Sandringham, although under orders to rest, will doubtless be greeted with relief by all, not least his wife of 64 years, Her Majesty the Queen.
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