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Prince Philip is heading for surgical procedure.
The 96-year-old royal was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London Tuesday afternoon forward of a “deliberate surgical procedure” on his hip, Buckingham Palace confirmed to E! Information. The Duke of Edinburgh will endure the surgical procedure on Wednesday.
Queen Elizabeth II‘s husband gave the impression to be experiencing well being issues when he pulled out of an annual pre-Easter church service final Thursday, reportedly due to a problem along with his hip. Prince Philip, who introduced his retirement from royal duties final Could, was anticipated to make a uncommon public look on the Royal Maundy Service at Windsor Fortress’s St. George’s Chapel after which attend a reception and lunch. His 91-year-old spouse in the end attended the occasion with out him.
“The Order of Service was printed some weeks in the past when it was hoped the Duke would have the ability to participate,” a Buckingham Palace spokesperson informed E! Information on the time. “His Royal Highness has since determined to not attend.”
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Whereas a lot of his royal members of the family attended an Easter church service on Sunday at Windsor Fortress, Prince Philip was absent, although he was not as a consequence of attend.
He was additionally anticipated to look at a public engagement final week for son Prince Andrew, who was taking up his position as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. It was reported that Philip didn’t attend as a result of he was “feeling below the climate.”
After saying final spring that he would “not be accepting new invites for visits and engagements,” however “should still select to attend sure public occasions infrequently,” the royal has saved public appearances to a minimal.
He was noticed alongside Queen Elizabeth II in early February when the couple attended a Sunday church service collectively and in addition in early March when photographers captured him driving a carriage.
Get nicely quickly, Prince Philip!