The Duke of Edinburgh was discharged from hospital following a successful hip replacement operation.
Prince Philip waved as he was driven past the front entrance to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London, having left through a different exit.
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The 96-year old was admitted to hospital on 3 April and underwent the planned procedure the following day.
The duke, who will continue his recovery in Windsor, thanked the public for their “good wishes”.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh left King Edward VII’s Hospital at midday today, following a hip replacement operation last week.
“His Royal Highness would like to convey his appreciation for the messages of good wishes he has received.”
The duke retired from royal duties in August 2017. His hip problem came to light after his absence from the Easter service at Windsor.
He also missed two other recent events at Windsor Castle – the Royal Maundy Service at St George’s Chapel on 29 March, and a parade a week earlier to mark Prince Andrew’s appointment as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.
The duke’s last solo engagement was on 2 August last year, when he reviewed a parade of Royal Marines outside Buckingham Palace in his capacity as captain general of the corps.