Prince Philip Hospitalized for Scheduled Hip Surgery After Missing Easter Service

05 April 2018, 01:13 | Isaac Mcdaniel

Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, Admitted To Hospital For Planned Operation

Britain's Prince Philip admitted to hospital for hip surgery: palace

Buckingham Palace said Prince Philip was admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital in Marylebone on Tuesday afternoon for the planned procedure.

Buckingham Palace has said it will provide updates "when appropriate" but has not provided details about the nature of the surgery.

PRINCE Philip has been admitted to hospital for a planned hip operation.

The 96-year-old royal, who is married to Queen Elizabeth II, skipped Easter services this past weekend in order to rest up prior to his operation.

Prince Philip is the longest-serving consort in British history.

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In 2013, the royal household said Philip had once again been admitted to the hospital for exploratory surgery after his doctors revealed that it was necessary following "abdominal investigations".

However, his health has been an ongoing issue since past year, when he was admitted to hospital in June for an infection. In March 2018, Prince Philip was also unable to attend his son's, Prince Andrew, appointment as the new Colonel of the Granadier Guards.

A stray remark about "slitty eyes" during a visit to China in the 1980s became symbolic of his gruff and often unguarded manner, which contrasted sharply with the warmer image of the queen and other British royals.

During Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June 2012, he was hospitalized for a bladder infection just before his 91st birthday. But it was not until July 1947 that their engagement was announced and they tied the knot that year on November 20 at Westminster Abbey.



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