KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive at King's Lynn Station on December 21, 2017 in King's Lynn, England ahead of their Christmas break at Sandringham. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Picture: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

Prince Philip will today undergo a planned operation on his hip, after being admitted to hospital on Tuesday 3 April.It follows the Duke Of Edinburgh cancelling a number of planned appearances in recent weeks, including the Easter Maundy service, an Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor and a ceremony at Windsor Castle to formally hand over his role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards to his son, Prince Andrew.The Duke of Edinburgh retired from public life last August, although he has appeared alongside the Queen at several events.

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