The husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II ,Duke of Edinburg,Prince Philip was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London yesteday, for planned surgery on his hip which will take place on Wednesday.
The 96, who retired from royal duties last August, did not accompany the Queen to church at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on Easter Sunday because of the hip problem.
in a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London this yesterday, for planned surgery on his hip which will take place today.
The surgery comes ahead of a busy time for the royal family, with the Duchess of Cambridge due to give birth to her third child this month, and the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May.
The Prince has been in good health for most of his life and only began to suffer a series of scares when he was 87.
The royal couple were married on November 20, 1947 when they were still Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, at Westminster Abbey.