Prince Philip admitted to hospital

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Prince Philip, 96, has been admitted to hospital for a hip replacement surgery, Buckingham Palace has revealed. 

The palace said the prince entered the King Edward VII Hospital in the afternoon and would have the surgery Wednesday. It said the hospital admission and surgery were planned.

No further details have been given, with the palace revealing ‘further updates will be issued when appropriate.’ 

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The prince announced in May that he was retiring from most public duties after decades of royal service.

This article originally appeared on New Idea.

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