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Ailing Prince Philip, 96, Has Been Admitted To The Hospital Yet Again

Date April 4, 2018

Queen Elizabeth's husband, Prince Phillip, has been admitted to the hospital. The Palace confirmed that the 96-year-old was previously scheduled for hip surgery.

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He missed the Easter festivities due to health issues

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The duke retired from royal duties in August 2017 after carrying out more than 22,200 solo public engagements since the Queen ascended to the throne in 1952.

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He was last seen with the family at Christmas Day church service but missed several public events, including the Easter church service in Windsor.

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He has been reported to be hobbled by hip pain, but the news of the planned surgery took many by surprise.

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He has been admitted yet again

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At a ceremony commemorating Britain’s war dead last November, he appeared to be having trouble standing and leaned against a wall.

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The royal family confirmed the Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital for the operation.

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“Further updates will be issued when appropriate,” a spokeswoman said. The health scare comes at a busy time for the royal family.

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Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their third child this month, and Prince Harry plans to marry American actress Meghan Markle on May 19 at Windsor Castle.

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Get well wishes for the Queen's husband

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Philip has been a constant and mischievous presence at royal functions for decades and is perhaps better known for punctuating royal pomp with a taste for off-color jokes. Well-wishers around the world have been sending messages to the prince all over social media.

He and Elizabeth celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in November. The queen has praised her husband for his devotion and long years of service, calling him the rock she depends on. We wish the prince a speedy recovery.

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