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Prince Philip Undergoes Heart Surgery

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By Daniel Gates


Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, underwent heart surgery on Friday.

The 90-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth was taken to the cardiothoracic unit at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England for “precautionary tests,” according to a spokesperson.

Doctors there discovered the Prince had a blocked coronary artery, prompting the surgery.

“This was treated successfully by the minimally invasive procedure of coronary stenting,” the palace said in a statement.

“Prince Philip will remain in hospital under observation for a short period.”

Before falling ill, he had been with the rest of the royal family at Sandringham, their retreat for the Christmas holiday.

He was treated for a chest infection in April 2008.

Philip and Elizabeth celebrated 64 years of marriage in November.

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