Prince Philip undergoes surgery to treat a heart problem


London – AFP
Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip (99 years), husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who has been in hospital for more than two weeks due to an infection, had undergone a “successful operation” to treat a heart problem he had previously been diagnosed with.
The palace said in a statement that the Duke of Edinburgh, who was transferred Monday to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, underwent, on Wednesday, a successful operation due to a heart problem he had.
The statement added that the prince will stay in the hospital for several days in order to receive treatment, rest and recover.
Prince Philip was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital on February 16 and treated for an infection, and then transferred to another hospital for heart checks, which raised fears of a deteriorating health condition. It is located near St Paul’s Cathedral in central London and houses the largest specialized cardiovascular service in Europe.
Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, said earlier, that Prince Philip’s health was improving slightly, and the Duchess of Cornwall added: “He hurts sometimes, and we reserve hope.”
Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, had been hospitalized “as a precautionary measure” on February 16 due to a health problem, and Buckingham Palace announced a few days later that he was hospitalized as a result of an infection whose details were not revealed.
His son, Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, visited him in the hospital, and his grandson Prince William confirmed last week that the Duke of Edinburgh is in good health, and his doctors are closely following his condition.
Prince Philip retired from public life in August 2017 after participating in more than 22,000 official events since his wife’s accession to the throne in 1952, and he continues to accompany the Queen in some public appearances.
In June 2017, Prince Philip was hospitalized; He spent two nights after an “infection related to a previously diagnosed disease”, and underwent hip surgery in 2018.
In January 2019, he suffered a car accident after his “Land Rover” vehicle collided with another car upon leaving Sandringham, which led to his car being overturned. He survived the accident, but he gave up his driver’s license as a result.
At the end of December of the same year, he was admitted to Edward VII Hospital; He spent four nights “under surveillance due to previously diagnosed health problems,” according to the British Royal Chambers.
Prince Philip will celebrate his 100th birthday on June 10.


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