12:15 07 June 2013
The Duke of Edinburgh is to have an operation on his abdomen and is expected to stay in hospital for a fortnight, the Palace has confirmed.
It is understood that the ‘exploratory operation’ has been organised and that it isn’t an emergency, Buckingham Palace has said.
Prince Philip is expected to have his op on Friday after going to the London Clinic on Thursday, 6th June.
A statement from Buckingham Palace read: “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to the London Clinic for an exploratory operation following abdominal investigations. He is expected to stay in hospital for up to two weeks. Further updates will be issued when appropriate.”
The Duke was expected to visit a BBC centre with the Queen on Friday, 7th June. Reportedly Queen Elizabeth II is visiting the new BBC Broadcasting House centre to officially open it.
Prince Philip will turn 92 years old on Monday, 10th June, 2013.
Earlier this week, the Prince had to miss a gala with the Royal National Institute of Blind People. The news came as the Palace confirmed he felt ‘unwell’.
The Duke was able to attend the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation service.
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