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Prince Philip to take 'two months of convalescence' after surgery

The Queen is visiting her husband in hospital tonight, as he marks his 92nd birthday.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the London Clinic, where the Duke of Edinburgh is recuperating following an operation on his abdomen.
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the London Clinic, where the Duke of Edinburgh is recuperating following an operation on his abdomen.
Image: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

QUEEN ELIZABETH’S husband Prince Philip is in “good spirits” in hospital where he will stay for up to two weeks, but will then require two months of convalescence, Buckingham Palace said this evening.

Philip, who is spending his 92nd birthday at a private hospital in London today, was admitted on Thursday for exploratory surgery on his abdomen.

A statement said the prince “is progressing according to plans at this early stage. He is comfortable and in good spirits.”

It added: “He will remain in hospital for up to two weeks, and it is expected he will then be taking a period of convalescence of approximately two months.”

The queen is visiting him in hospital this evening.

- © AFP, 2013

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