In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “On departure, Prince Philip thanked the staff at Papworth for the excellent care he has received during his stay.
“He is very much looking forward to rejoining his family.”
Prince Philip husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was taken to hospital four nights ago, complained with chest pains. He underwent successful heart surgery at Papworth hospital near Cambridge in eastern England.
He could not celebrate this Christmas with his royal family.
There are no reports when the Prince will resume his public activities.