Prince Philip Hospitalized for Hip Surgery

04 April, 2018, 02:08 | Author: Conrad Doyle
  • The Duke of Edinburgh is in hospital

Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth's husband, Prince Philip, has been admitted to the hospital for a previously scheduled hip surgery.

The Queen had marked Easter Sunday without Prince Philip at this years' service.

Before resigning his position as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards at the end of a year ago, Prince Philip officially retired from his public life earlier in 2017.

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The palace said Philip entered King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday afternoon and will have surgery Wednesday.

He did not attend an annual service attended by the monarch on Thursday because of a hip problem, a royal source said last week. "Further updates will be issued when appropriate", the palace said in a statement. At times blunt to the point of rudeness, Philip is Elizabeth's most important support.

King Edward VII is the private hospital of choice for the royal family and has been treating members of the monarchy for decades. He was hospitalized in June 2017 for treatment of an infection which resulted from a pre-existing condition.

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The Royal Family veteran had announced his retirement from all public duties as the Duke of Edinburgh in May, 2017 owing to his age.

In June previous year, Prince Philip was admitted to a hospital for two days as a "precautionary measure" for the treatment of an undisclosed infection. Queen Elizabeth II, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were among the royals who attended Easter services together. He became a naturalised British citizen and adopted the surname Mountbatten.

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