Britain’s Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, is recovering from a “profitable” coronary heart operation, Buckingham Palace mentioned Thursday.
“The Duke of Edinburgh yesterday underwent a profitable process for a pre-existing coronary heart situation at St Bartholomew’s Hospital,” the palace mentioned, utilizing Philip’s formal title.
“His Royal Highness will stay in hospital for remedy, relaxation and recuperation for quite a lot of days,” the assertion mentioned.
Philip — who is because of flip 100 in June — has been hospitalized since Feb. 16 when he was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London as “a precautionary measure.”
He was initially handled for an an infection, however on Monday was transferred to St. Bartholomew’s, a specialised cardiac care hospital.
It was not instantly clear what coronary heart situation was handled on this week’s surgical procedure, however Philip has had bother together with his ticker prior to now.
In 2011, he was rushed to a hospital by helicopter after struggling chest pains and was handled for a blocked coronary artery.
Since being hospitalized, the duke has been publicly visited solely by his son and inheritor Prince Charles.
The queen, 94, has remained at Windsor Fortress, the place she and Philip have been staying through the coronavirus pandemic, and final week continued to hold out her official duties by video.
The couple acquired COVID-19 vaccinations in January, and Philip’s sickness will not be considered related to the coronavirus.
The longest-serving royal consort in British historical past, Philip married the then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947. They’ve 4 kids, eight grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
With Publish wires