Prince Philip leaves hospital after heart surgery

Prince Philip leaves hospital after heart surgery
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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has left a London hospital after a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition, CNN reports.

Philip, 99, was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital in February before being transferred to St. Bartholomew’s, where he had a “successful heart procedure" earlier this month, officials said.

His hospitalization was not believed to be related to COVID-19. Both he and Queen Elizabeth II received their first doses of the coronavirus vaccine in January.

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CNN notes that Philip has been taken to hospitals multiple times in the past few years. He spent four nights in a hospital in December 2019 for a pre-existing condition.

He and the queen have spent most of the past year at Windsor Castle, having moved away from Buckingham Palace toward the start of the pandemic in early 2020.

The prince will be turning 100 on June 10.

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