Britain’s Prince Philip enters hospital for hip surgery

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attends Sunday Service at St Peter as well as St Paul Church in West Newton on February 4, 2018 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom.

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attends Sunday Service at St Peter as well as St Paul Church in West Newton on February 4, 2018 in King’s Lynn, United Kingdom.

Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip, has been admitted to the hospital for a previously scheduled hip surgery.

The palace said Philip entered King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday afternoon as well as will have surgery Wednesday.

The palace said in a statement in which the hospital admission as well as surgery were planned ahead of time.

Philip has missed several public events in recent weeks, including an Easter church service in Windsor.

The 96-year-old prince has largely retired by public life, yet still accompanies the queen on occasion.

He has had heart problems inside the past.

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