On April 3rd, 2018, Buckingham Palace shared that Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip was being admitted to the hospital for surgery.
In an official statement, Buckingham Palace announced: “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London this afternoon, for planned surgery on his hip which will take place tomorrow.”
Headlines broke around the world with the news that 96-year-old prince was being admitted. Millions of people feared for the prince’s life as the thought alone of surgery at 96-years-old is enough to threaten a life. Additionally, the Prince hasn't been in the best of health for the last couple years.
The biggest fear was that his body's current condition would have a difficult time recovering.
Over the last several years, the Prince’s health had been decreasing at a staggering rate; recently, he's missed public engagements- some of which were of the utmost importance. His wife, the Queen, even advised him to stay home for Easter Sunday. It was the next day that he was admitted to the hospital.
The Prince’s surgery took place on April 4th, 2018, the day after he was admitted to King Edward VII hospital in Marylebone, central London.
The world feared as he His Royal Highness’ operation took place. Thankfully, hours after the operation, Buckingham Palace shared that “The Duke of Edinburgh has undergone a successful hip replacement operation. He is progressing satisfactorily at this early stage.”
While details have not been shared at great lengths, a simple statement of his status has been enough to ease the minds of millions, including the Queen and their family.
Please be praying for his health and his family during this recovery process! We will be praying for them!
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