Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has been hospitalised for a pre-scheduled surgery of his hip, the Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Tuesday. Prince Philip has entered a hospital and will have surgery on his hip Wednesday.
However, he did not attend because of trouble with his hip.
Philip's surgery comes after he was forced to miss out on numerous events over the Easter period due to problems with his hip.
Before resigning his position as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards at the end of a year ago, Prince Philip officially retired from his public life earlier in 2017.
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Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in his role as Captain General, Royal Marines, attends a Parade to mark the finale of the 1664 Global Challenge on the Buckingham Palace Forecourt in central London on August 2, 2017. The royal has suffered from several health issues in recent years, including a brief hospitalization last June.
Officially, Queen Elizabeth has supported Prince Philip's decision to retire.
In June past year, Prince Philip was admitted to a hospital for two days as a "precautionary measure" for the treatment of an undisclosed infection.
Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to her husband in November 1997 during their Golden Wedding Celebrations.
After the second world war, he got married to Elizabeth II in 1947 and abandoned his Greek and Danish royal titles.