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Prince Phillip

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Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas may not have been as merry as it could have been, but her prospects for a happy New Year are looking up!

Prince Philip, the queen's husband of 64 years, was released from a Cambridge-area hospital Tuesday following a procedure to implant a stent in his coronary artery. He had been taken to Papworth Hospital on Friday after having chest pains at the royal family's Sandringham estate, where they traditionally spend the holidays.

The 90-year-old monarch waved to photographers from the front seat of a Range Rover, one of several cars that accompanied him on the 50-mile ride back to Sandringham.

A statement released by Buckingham Palace said that Philip was "very much looking forward to rejoining his family."

But his family didn't let him spend Christmas alone, of course!

The queen visited on Christmas Eve, along with their sons, Princes Edward and Andrew, and their daughter, Princess Anne. Prince William, Prince Harry and their princess cousins, Beatrice and Eugenie, saw their grandpa on Christmas Day.