The Duke of Edinburgh has undertaken a successful hip replacement operation and is relaxed and in good spirits, Buckingham Palace has said.
The duke underwent a planned procedure on Wednesday after suffering with a hip problem for about a month.
The Guardian reports that the Queen,who is at Windsor Castle for the traditional Easter court, is being kept fully informed about the condition of the duke, who was admitted to the private King Edward VII hospital in Marylebone, central London, on Tuesday.
According to an official statement released by Buckingham Palace:” The Duke of Edinburgh has undergone a successful hip replacement operation. He is progressing satisfactorily at this early stage.
“His Royal Highness is likely to remain in hospital for several days. He is comfortable and in good spirits.”
However, details about which of the duke’s hip joints was substituted have not been released by Buckingham Palace.
Recall that the late Queen Mother undertook two successful hip operations in the 1990s, the first at the age of 95 and the second when she was 97.