Senior staff nurse Denise Webster, who was among the officials at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary who waved the Duke of Edinburgh off today, said the 91-year-old was on good form as he left the hospital after six days:
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.
The Duke of Edinburgh was in good enough spirits when he left Aberdeen Hospital after a five-day stay that he shared a joke with the staff.
The Duke of Edinburgh joked with Aberdeen Royal Infirmary staff as he bid farewell after five nights of care for a bladder infection.
The Duke of Edinburgh has spent a third night in Aberdeen's Royal Infirmary and is said to be responding well to treatment