Prince Philip Recovering from Heart Surgery

  December 24, 2011 at 4:30 am by

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is currently recovering from heart surgery at Papworth Cardiothoracic Hospital in Cambridgeshire, England, after he was admitted there last night, local time.

Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Duke had been admitted to the hospital after having chest pains while at the Royal Family’s Sandringham House estate. Prince Philip was flown to the hospital in a helicopter.

Doctors at the hospital, renowned for its cardiothoracic facilities, discovered that the 90-year-old Duke had a blocked coronary artery, and inserted a stent to open up the artery and restore blood flow. A Palace spokesperson described the surgery as “minimally invasive”, and said that the Duke will remain in hospital for a short period, under doctors’ observation. It is unknown if he will rejoin the Royal Family for tomorrow’s Christmas Day celebrations, including the traditional church service at St Mary Magdalene’s.

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6 Responses to Prince Philip Recovering from Heart Surgery

  1. tounarti saloua says:

    good recovery.

  2. We Wish You Best of Recovery and Long Life So Thath We and the World Can Selebrate ROYAL COUPLES DIAMONT Jubilie – GOD BLESS THE QUEEN AND ALL ROYAL FAMILY – MERRY X-MAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR !X

  3. G.J.Kantharia says:

    Wishing HRH Duke of Edinburgh a speedy recovery,
    and A Merry Christmas for all in the Royal Family.


  4. Angela Miller says:

    Here’s wishing good health and blessing to the Duke of Edinburgh.God grant you a speedy recovery. God Bless you, and Her Majesty and the family. Merry Christmas to you and your family.Angela Miller Hemet Californina.

  5. Bruce Vassar says:

    Wishing HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh a very speedy and healthy recovery. May God Bless the Queen and the entire Royal Family.

  6. Stafford says:

    God give you the best of health for years to come

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