April 3 (UPI) — Britain’s Prince Philip was admitted for a planned hip surgery at King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday.
“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,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was notably absent from Easter Service on Sunday at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.
In August, the prince retired after 65 years of service, making his final public appearance attending the Royal Marines charity parade located outside the Queen’s London residence.
Last June, the Duke of Edinburgh spent two nights at a hospital as a “precautionary measure” for the treatment of an undisclosed infection.