Prince Philip underwent a hip replacement operation. File pic

He had the surgery at King Edward VII Hospital on Wednesday in a planned procedure after suffering with a hip problem for about a month.

The Queen and Prince Philip celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last November.

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

The Princess Royal and the Duke of Edinburgh at St Mary Magdalene Church at Christmas 2017
Image The Princess Royal and the Duke of Edinburgh at St Mary Magdalene Church at Christmas 2017

Buckingham Palace have confirmed that Prince Philip has been admitted to a London hospital for an operation on his hip, after missing a series of events.

The Palace said Prince Philip was "comfortable and in good spirits" and is "progressing satisfactorily at this early stage". It read, 'His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London this afternoon, for planned surgery on his hip which will take place tomorrow'.

"Any operation and any anaesthetic carries some risk", she said. A few days before, The Queen's husband also missed the Maundy Thursday service at St George's Chapel. At times blunt to the point of rudeness, Philip is Elizabeth's most important support.


The Duke of Edinburgh retired from public duties in August 2017, although he still attends the occasional engagement.

Prince Philip is in "good spirits" after having a hip replacement.

The 96-year-old was absent from the family's Easter services, which were attended by Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, and Kate Middleton at Windsor Castle.


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

Also invited will be 200 people from various charities associated with the couple, 100 students from two local schools, 610 Windsor Castle community members and 530 Members of The Royal Households and Crown Estate.


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