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Prince Philip leaves hospital to join royal family

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is driven from Papworth Hospital on Dec. 27 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. The Duke is returning to the Sandringham Estate to join other members of the Royal Family for Christmas after receiving treatment for a blocked artery.

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is driven from Papworth Hospital on Dec. 27 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

AP reports:

Britain's Prince Philip returned to the royal family's country estate Tuesday, after a spell in the hospital undergoing treatment for a blocked coronary artery.

Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's 90-year-old husband, spent four nights in the hospital recovering from a successful coronary stent procedure. He was taken to Papworth, a specialist heart hospital in Cambridge, on Friday after complaining of chest pains.

For the first time in years he was forced to miss the royal family's traditional Christmas festivities, which include attending a morning church service, viewing the queen's annual Christmas broadcast together, and a shooting party on Boxing Day.

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Britain's Prince Philip, the 90-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, has been released from hospital after successfully undergoing treatment for a blocked coronary artery. NBC's Michelle Kosinksi reports.