Duke leaves hospital

The Duke of Edinburgh has been released from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after spending five nights in hospital being treated for a recurrence of a bladder infection.

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Duke to be reunited with the Queen after hospital release

Prince Philip's release from hospital came after five nights away from Balmoral following the recurrence of a bladder infection that he first encountered during the Diamond Jubilee.

The Duke was taken ill during his traditional annual summer break with the Queen at the royal family's Scottish estate.

During his time at the NHS hospital, he was not visited by Her Majesty or other family members after being advised by doctors to rest, but remained in regular contact with relatives by telephone.

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Royals arrive ahead of church service

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay when in Scotland, have arrived ahead of the Sunday service at Crathie Kirk near Balmoral Castle, during the annual Royal summer break at Balmoral.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive ahead of the service. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The Duke of Edinburgh will be unable to attend the service as he remains in hospital receiving treatment for a bladder infection.

Duke of Edinburgh to miss church service

The Duke of Edinburgh will miss a church service attended by members of the royal family, as his stay in hospital enters its fifth day.

The Queen is among those expected to attend the service at Crathie Kirk, near Balmoral, later today.

The Duke of Edinburgh remains in hospital. Credit: Press Association

But Philip, 91, continues to receive treatment for a flare-up of a bladder infection at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The Duke has so far not received any visits from his relatives after doctors on Friday advised him to rest.

He was admitted to the NHS hospital on Wednesday, during his and the Queen's annual summer break at Balmoral.

Officials said at the time that he would be in the infirmary for a few days and it remains unclear when he will be discharged.

He is said to have been in regular contact with members of his family by telephone.

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