London: Prince Philip was on Saturday discharged after spending five days at King Edward VII Hospital in Central London.
While leaving the hospital, Prince Philip shook hands with the staff at hospital and thanked them for caring for him. He was wearing a suit and pink patterned tie.
Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was admitted to hospital to treat a bladder infection, an ailment that has already forced him to miss much of the celebration of his wife's 60 years on the throne.
Late Friday night, Prince William and Prince Harry visited their grandfather on his bedside in the hospital.
The Prince, who turns 91 on Sunday, was being treated with antibiotics.
As per report, there would be two gun salutes in London at midday on Monday to mark the birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh. Although Prince Philip is not expected to attend either of the events.
This past Sunday, he joined the Queen on the River Thames in cold, blustery weather for a pageant in honour of Elizabeth's reign. He was taken to the hospital on Monday, forcing him to miss several key events of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, including a concert outside Buckingham Palace.
(With Agency inputs)
First Published: Saturday, June 09, 2012, 16:55