Prince Philip recovering after hip surgery

Prince Philip is on the mend after surgery. The 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II is recovering after undergoing a successful hip replacement operation Wednesday, Buckingham Palace said.

The palace said Philip is "progressing satisfactorily at this early stage" and is likely to spend several days at King Edward VII Hospital in London.

Prince Philip admitted to the hospital for hip surgery Philip had suffered from hip pain in recent weeks. Before he went into the hospital on Tuesday, he missed a number of family events, including an Easter church service with the queen and other members of the royal family.

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