Prince Philip meeting Royal Marines cadets during his final public engagement 020817 CREDIT MOD
Prince Philip

Prince Philip: Duke Has 'Successful Procedure' For Heart Condition

The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh is expected to remain at St Bartholomew's Hospital for the coming days.

Prince Philip meeting Royal Marines cadets during his final public engagement 020817 CREDIT MOD

The Duke of Edinburgh has had a "successful procedure" for a heart condition at a London hospital.

Prince Philip is expected to remain at St Bartholomew's Hospital, where the 99-year-old was moved from King Edward VII's Hospital on Monday, for the coming days.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: "The Duke of Edinburgh yesterday underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew's Hospital.

"His Royal Highness will remain in hospital for treatment, rest and recuperation for a number of days."

Prince Philip had been spending the latest lockdown with the Queen at Windsor Castle, before he was admitted to hospital last month as a "precautionary measure" after "feeling unwell".

The Duke has had a life-long connection to the British military, including serving in the Second World War with the Royal Navy and being present in Tokyo Bay when Japan surrendered.

At the start of the year, he gave his approval to a motto adopted by HMS Magpie, one of the Royal Navy's smallest ships.

In 2020, Prince Philip handed over his role as Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles to the Duchess of Cornwall during a rare public appearance.

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