March 04, 2021

Prince Philip, 99, Underwent Surgery for His Heart Condition — Here Are the Details

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The Duke of Edinburgh continues to fight for his life in hospital and will remain there for several days. Prince Philip has been hospitalized for weeks now.

99-year-old Prince Philip reportedly underwent surgery and for his pre-existing heart condition. Royal reporter Rebecca English broke the news on Twitter.

"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 the hospital for treatment, rest, and recuperation for a number of days," she tweeted.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (wearing the regimental tie of The Rifles) attends a ceremony to mark the transfer of the Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles from him to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at Windsor Castle on July 22, 2020 in Windsor, England | Photo: Getty Images


Twitter users commented on the health update about Prince Philip. One user wrote that it is fantastic news and added two heart emojis along with the statement.

Another noted that he was bound to get better because of the best care that he is receiving. A third shared that they're keeping the Duke in good thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. 


Prince Philip was recently moved from King Edward’s VII Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital to receive treatment for an infection and observation for a heart condition. 

Barts specializes in cardiac care. The Duke reportedly spent 14 days and 13 nights at King Edward VII Hospital, his most prolonged stay at a hospital to date.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 19, 2018 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images


At the time of his transferal, the palace disclosed that he would not leave the medical facility for several days. The palace also revealed that he was responding to treatment.

The Duke was first admitted to the hospital after reportedly feeling sick. During his hospital stay, his son, Prince Edward, revealed that he was doing a lot better.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at the Queen's Birthday Party at the residence of the British Ambassador to Germany in Berlin, Germany, 25 June 2015 | Photo: Getty Images


According to CNN, his grandson Prince William also shared that he was doing okay and that the medical staff was keeping an eye on him. At the time, the Duke of Cambridge was at the vaccination site in Norfolk, England.

Prince William's grandfather has been taken to the hospital several times in recent years. Over a year ago, he received hospital treatment for a pre-existing condition.

Prince Philip makes his final individual public engagement as he attends a parade to mark the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge, on the Buckingham Palace Forecourt on August 2, 2017 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

In 2011, he was taken to the hospital by helicopter after suffering chest pains. He was treated for a blocked coronary artery at Papworth Hospital and had a stent fitted.

Prince Philip traveled by car to King Edward VII’s Hospital in Marylebone on February 16 as a precaution. At the time, the palace disclosed that his condition was not coronavirus-related.


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