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Prince Philip, husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, ‘is recovering well from hip surgery’

Philip had suffered from hip pain in recent weeks, and missed a number of family events, including Easter church service with the royal family

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 05 April, 2018, 1:19am
UPDATED : Thursday, 05 April, 2018, 1:28am

Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, is recovering after a successful hip replacement operation, Buckingham Palace has said.

Philip went into King Edward VII Hospital on Wednesday; the palace says Philip he is now “progressing satisfactorily at this early stage”.

He is likely to spend several days in hospital, it said, describing him as being “comfortable and in good spirits”.

Philip had suffered from hip pain in recent weeks. He missed a number of family events, including Easter church service with the royal family.

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Philip announced his retirement from royal duties in May, although he still accompanies the queen on occasion.

He has carried out some 22,000 solo royal engagements since Elizabeth became queen in 1952. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.