Prince Philip, the husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, left the hospital and returned to Windsor Castle on Tuesday after being treated for an infection and undergoing a medical procedure, Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
Philip, who is 99 years old, was first admitted to a London hospital on Feb. 16. He spent time in two different hospitals for a total of 28 nights, his longest stay yet.
“His Royal Highness wishes to thank all the medical staff who looked after him at both King Edward VII’s Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and everyone who has sent their good wishes,” the palace said.
Windsor Castle is the queen’s home 25 miles outside of London where she has lived during much of the pandemic. Prior to the lockdowns, she spent most weekends there.
On March 4, Buckingham Palace announced that he had undergone a successful medical procedure on a heart condition after he was transferred to another hospital days earlier.
His time in hospital has coincided with a tumultuous period for the royals. Prince Harry, Philip’s grandson, together with his wife Meghan, talked about their reasons for stepping back from their roles as senior royals and their reasons for leaving the U.K. in a much-discussed interview with media mogul Oprah Winfrey.
Harry said that an unnamed royal insider had conversations with him about how dark his children’s skin might be. Meghan’s mother is Black.
Meghan also said that she had had suicidal thoughts during her time as a royal.