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Prince Philip leaves hospital in good spirits

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital last Wednesday. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The Duke of Edinburgh was praised as a "very good patient" after being discharged from hospital in Scotland today following treatment for a bladder infection.

Prince Philip was in good spirits as he left Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he has spent the past five nights being looked after by nurses and doctors, before returning to join the Queen at her Balmoral estate.

ITV News' Sejal Karia reports on his departure:

Senior staff nurse Denise Webster, who joined hospital managers in bidding the royal farewell, said the 91-year-old was on fine form.

"The Duke was a very good patient, and as he left the hospital he told staff to behave themselves and he said he was going back to enjoy the rest of his holiday," she said.

Philip was taken to hospital last Wednesday, having encountered the problem at the start of his traditional summer break at Balmoral.

The bladder infection was a recurrence of the issue that saw him have to abandon part of the celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee in June, a health scare that saw him kept in for five nights at London's King Edward VII Hospital.

Prince Philip spoke to the Queen by telephone during his stint in hospital. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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