Tuesday, 24 April, 2018

Prince Philip to have hip surgery today ahead of royal wedding

Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip recovering after hip surgery Prince Philip in 'good spirits' after hip surgery
| 05 April, 2018, 01:52

The operation the Duke of Edinburgh will undergo on Wednesday will require a general anaesthetic.

Clarence House announced in a statement on November 27 that Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, were engaged, writing "His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month".

The royal residence said Prince Philip had the "successful hip replacement operation" at King Edward VII's Hospital in central London, which often treats members of Britain's royal family.

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

The Queen's husband, who is 96, has reportedly been suffering with issues with the joint for a month now.

Philip is now expected to attend Harry and Markle's May 19 wedding at St. George's Chapel with other members of the royal family.


Prince Philip could be the longest-serving consort in British heritage.

Philip also pulled out of an official engagement with the Queen and Duke of York just under two weeks ago because he was unwell. He was spotted driving on the Windsor Castle grounds as recently as last week, according to the U.K.'s Press Association.

The news has however sparked concerns amongst some royal fans that Philip may not be fit to attend his grandson, Prince Harry's, wedding in May. Philip announced his retirement from royal duties in May although he still accompanies the queen on occasion.

In fact, the Queen Mother had one of her hips replaced when she was older than her son-in-law.

But he has generally been of good health throughout his life and has kept active well into his later years and is thought to be keeping busy now he has effectively retired from royal duties.

"The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London last night, as a precautionary measure, for treatment of an infection arising from a pre-existing condition", a Buckingham Palace spokesman said at the time.

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