Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip, 99, is reportedly recovering from a successful “heart operation” Buckingham Palace has confirmed on Thursday.
The palace said, “The Duke of Edinburgh yesterday underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. His Royal Highness will remain in the hospital for treatment, rest and recuperation for a number of days.”
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Prince Philip who will turn 100-years in June has been in hospital admission since February 16 when he was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London as “a precautionary measure.”
The royal figure was initially treated for an infection, but on Monday was transferred to St. Bartholomew’s, a specialized cardiac care hospital where he received the heart operation, though it’s not yet clear what heart condition was treated.
But Prince Philip had issues with his ticker in the past as he was in 2011 rushed to a hospital by helicopter after suffering chest pains and was treated for a blocked coronary artery.
Since being admitted, Philip has only been visited by his son and heir Prince Charles, while his wife, the queen, 94, has remained at Windsor Castle, where she and Philip have been staying during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Queen and Prince Philip received COVID-19 vaccinations in January, and Philip’s illness is not linked to the coronavirus as even the Queen last week continued to carry out her official duties virtually.
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The longest-serving royal consort in British history, Philip married the then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947. They have four children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren together.