Prince Philip in hospital for hip surgery

Apr 04, 2018, 01:45
Prince Philip in hospital for hip surgery

Prince Philip has entered a hospital and will have surgery on his hip Wednesday.

Prince Philip has been admitted to hospital in London for a planned hip operation, Buckingham Palace said.

Prince Philip has been admitted to a London hospital to have surgery on his hip. He missed the time-honored Maundy service on Thursday at St. George's Chapel, as well as Easter services with the Queen on Sunday, due to "trouble with his hip". Prince Andrew inherited the role directly from his father, who had been Colonel of the Granadier Guards since 1975.

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Prince Philip had announced his retirement in May 2017, after decades of supporting the Queen as well as attending events for his own charities and organisations.

His last solo appearance was seen in August 2017, when he reviewed the Royal Marines outside Buckingham Palace.

"One of the reasons that Prince Harry has wanted this wedding to happen quite quickly - this is really whirlwind by royal standards - is because his 96-year-old grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, is retired now and Prince Harry really wants him to be at his wedding", Nicholl said.

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Officially, Queen Elizabeth has supported Prince Philip's decision to retire.

Last June, he spent two days in hospital as a precautionary measure for the treatment of an infection and he pulled out of another event in March because of ill health, according to British newspaper reports.

It said that the hospital admission and surgery were planned ahead of time.

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After the second world war, he got married to Elizabeth II in 1947 and abandoned his Greek and Danish royal titles.