gpolit.com
gpolit.com April 24, 2018


Prince Philip due to have hip surgery

05 April 2018, 12:32 | Rufus Hill

Philip, Husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Due to Have Hip Surgery

People in the news: Jay Z, Prince Philip, Matthew Morrison

The royal residence said Prince Philip had the "successful hip replacement operation" at King Edward VII's Hospital in central London, which often treats members of Britain's royal family.

Philip had suffered from hip pain in recent weeks.

BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond said the duke was an "intensely private man" and even at the best of times, the palace would not provide a running commentary.

While Prince Philip has been in a fairly healthy condition throughout his life, he had been reportedly treated for a blocked coronary artery in 2011, and a bladder infection in 2012.

Philip withdrew in March from a planned appearance with his son, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, at Windsor Castle to mark Andrew's role as colonel of the Grenadier Guards, which he is taking over from Philip. A few days before, The Queen's husband also missed the Maundy Thursday service at St George's Chapel.

In January 1998, the Queen Mother underwent hip replacement surgery at the age of 97.

The queen missed a traditional Christmas church service in late 2016 for the first time in decades due to a heavy cold and was hospitalized in March 2013 with symptoms of gastroenteritis.

The Duke of Edinburgh retired from royal duties last summer but still makes appearances with the royal family.

It is understood that the operation will require a general anaesthetic.

In his customary good humor, Philip joked to a well-wisher who said he was sorry the duke of Edinburgh was standing down shortly after the retirement announcement by responding, "Standing down?"

When it was announced past year that he would be retiring from official engagements, Buckingham Palace stressed that the decision was not health-related and he had the full support of the Queen.

Philip has had a number of hospitalizations in the last 10 years.

Wednesday's elective surgery was planned as the Duke has been suffering from pain with his hip for the last month or so.

Also invited will be 200 people from various charities associated with the couple, 100 students from two local schools, 610 Windsor Castle community members and 530 Members of The Royal Households and Crown Estate.



Other News

Trending Now

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: Manchester City are favourites to beat us, but…
Following Liverpool's 2-1 win at Crystal Palace, Klopp said: "Did we think before the first game we would lose 5-0? No". But with the Reds themselves in good form, he is preparing for a spicy occasion.

Chinese Space Lab Finally Plummets Back To Earth
Tiangong-1, which means "Heavenly Palace", was China's first space laboratory. The orbit of the Space Station declined over the course of next two years.

Chandrababu Naidu to meet opposition leaders in Delhi today
Most Opposition parties, including the Congress, have announced support for the no-confidence motion moved by the TDP. Subsequently, the BJP refuted Naidu's charges and ridiculed him for his attempts to seek support from the Opposition.

Fister outduels Keuchel as Rangers beat Astros
Luis Severino (1-0) pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings for the Yankees, who won their opener for the first time since 2011. Andrus scored on a wild pitch and the Rangers avoided being shut out in a home opener for the first time since 1992.

Sack VK Singh for his remark on compensation: Congress
The union minister of state also explained about how they located the mound from where the mortal remains were taken out in Iraq. Sarwan Singh, the younger brother of Nishan Singh -- who was also killed in Iraq, said the minister's statement was unfortunate.

White House Among 'potential venues' For Summit
Ushakov referred to the USA expulsions as a "bug" in the two countries' relations. Trump and Putin met last July at a Group of 20 summit in Germany.

Cleveland Indians vs. Seattle Mariners Matchup
Former University of Hawaii catcher David Freitas was called up to the big leagues by the Seattle Mariners today. After Haniger was hit by a pitch with two outs, Kyle Seager hit a bad-hop double to drive in Segura.

Snapchat Rolls Out Group Video Chat for Up to 16 People
You can even participate in one of these chats even if you'd rather not show your face on camera, which is a nifty little feature. Facebook Messenger has filters too, but only supports six callers; Houseparty can handle eight callers, but doesn't have filters.

Apple Seeds iOS 11.4 Beta 1 to Registered Developers
Capital Research Global Investors raised its holdings in Apple by 15.0% in the 2nd quarter. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 126,038 shares. Perkins Coie owns 2.23% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned "Buy" rating by Drexel Hamilton on Friday, October 27.

UK Jewish Groups Chide Labour's Corbyn for Failing to Snuff Out anti-Semitism
However he needs to "clearly disassociate himself from those who continue to preach anti-Semitism", she said. It pains me to have to stand before you and have to say that today'.