Prince William is recovering after hip replacement surgery at a London hospital, Buckingham Palace announced Wednesday.
“The Duke of Edinburgh has undergone a successful hip replacement operation,” the palace said in a statement. “He is progressing satisfactorily at this early stage. His Royal Highness is likely to remain in hospital for several days. He is comfortable and in good spirits.”
The royal, 96, was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday afternoon, for planned surgery on his hip.
Philip was absent from the royal family’s Easter service attended by Queen Elizabeth, Prince William and Kate Middleton at Windsor Castle. And just days before, he unexpectedly canceled his appearance at the traditional Maundy service, which was also held at St. George’s Chapel — the wedding venue for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle .