Prince Philip due to have hip surgery

Prince Philip due to have hip surgery

Prince Philip due to have hip surgery

Both the queen, 91, and Philip have suffered some health issues in recent years.

However, Buckingham Palace has not released details about the surgery Philip will undergo.

Prince Philip was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in central London on Tuesday for the planned surgery which took place the following day.

While Prince Philip has been in a fairly healthy condition throughout his life, he had been reportedly treated for a blocked coronary artery in 2011, and a bladder infection in 2012.

The Duke of Edinburgh is recovering in hospital after successfully having a hip replacement. He is thought to have been suffering with hip pain for a month, during which he missed church services on Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday.

He was forced to miss the Easter religious services last week, however, due to the problem with his hip. But in early March he was seen carriage driving at Windsor.

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The Duke of Edinburgh retired from royal duties last summer but still makes appearances with the royal family.

Ananda Nanu, the board's president, said hip replacement patients need strong pain relief after their operations.

In his customary good humor, Philip joked to a well-wisher who said he was sorry the duke of Edinburgh was standing down shortly after the retirement announcement by responding, "Standing down?"

His final solo engagement was on 2 August previous year, when he reviewed a parade of Royal Marines outside Buckingham Palace in his capacity as Captain General of the corps.

In June 2017, the 96-year-old prince was admitted to the private King Edward VII Hospital as "a precautionary measure" following an infection derived from a pre-existing condition. The surgery was conducted under general anesthetic and the palace later said he was progressing satisfactorily but would remain in the hospital for approximately two weeks. It said the hospital admission and surgery were planned.

The two were introduced in 1939 when then princess Elizabeth's father king George VI and his family toured the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, in England's south coast, where Philip was a cadet.

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