Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital for hip surgery

Lucy Bush
April 4, 2018

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that 96-year-old Prince Philip has been admitted to the hospital.

Prince Philip is getting medical attention after experiencing some trouble with his hip.

Philip retired from public life previous year but has since appeared several times at royal engagements alongside the queen. He was absent from the Easter Mattins Service at St George's Chapel where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will Wednesday in May.

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In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: "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".

His last solo appearance was seen in August 2017, when he reviewed the Royal Marines outside Buckingham Palace. It is unknown at this time whether his ailments also kept him from attending his son Prince Andrew's ceremonial appointment as the Colonel of the Granadier Guards in March.

Prince Philip had announced his retirement from all public duties as the Duke of Edinburgh in May, 2017 owing to his age.

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The Duke of Edinburgh has been long suffering from issues with his hip.

His final solo engagement was in August a year ago, when he reviewed a parade of Royal Marines outside Buckingham Palace in his capacity as Captain General of the corps. "Prince Philip has been admitted to the hospital several times in recent years", a source previously told ET.

Last June, he spent two days in hospital as a precautionary measure for an infection.

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After the second world war, he got married to Elizabeth II in 1947 and abandoned his Greek and Danish royal titles.

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