Prince Philip, the husband of British Queen Elizabeth, had successful heart surgery yesterday. The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh will have to spend the next few days in the hospital to recover and rest from the procedure.
The prince, who hopes to turn 100 in June, has been in the hospital for 16 days, in which he was admitted for an infection.
During his stay in the hospital, his heart’s condition was also closely monitored, which he has suffered since 2011. In that year, he also underwent surgery for a blocked coronary artery. A stent was then placed.
Princess Camilla told the press yesterday that her father-in-law is ‘on the mend’. “So that’s good news. We’re keeping our fingers crossed.”