Prince Philip Underwent A Full Hip Replacement Surgery And Is Still In Hospital

Date April 6, 2018

Prince Philip has been having hip troubles for quite a while now, which forced him to miss the annual Maundy Service last week and a couple more events.


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He was admitted to the private King Edward VII hospital in Marylebone, London, on Tuesday to resolve the problem.


Details of his condition have not known yet, but the Queen has been kept informed.


The late Queen Mother had two successful hip operations when she was 95 and then again at 97, but Prince Philip doesn’t walk with a stick as the Queen Mother did.


Earlier, Buckingham Palace made a statement:

His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London this afternoon for planned surgery on his hip, which will take place tomorrow.

The Duke of Edinburgh has been having an active lifestyle, even in his later years. He has been generally in a good health his whole life.

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At the moment, Prince Philip is recovering in the hospital after a full hip replacement operation, which went successfully.



He will remain in the hospital for a few more days. The Buckingham Palace spokesperson said:

The Duke of Edinburgh has undergone a successful hip replacement operation. He is progressing satisfactorily at this early stage. His Royal Highness is likely to remain in hospital for several days. He is comfortable and in good spirits.

It’s very likely that 96-year-old royal will need a walking aid or a wheelchair for the next few months to help him recover quicker and cause as little discomfort as possible.


Prince Philip retired from public duties in August 2017, but he still attends some official events from time to time.

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