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The Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip transferred back to King Edward VII’s hospital following successful heart surgery

The Duke of Edinburgh has been transferred back to King Edward VII’s Hospital in Central London following a successful operation on his heart on Wednesday.

Prince Philip was admitted to St Bartholomew’s Hospital on Monday after previously spending two weeks at Edward VII’s.

Buckingham Palace says that the 99-year-old Prince is expected to remain in hospital for continuing treatment for a number of days.

The Duke underwent a heart operation on Wednesday for a pre-existing heart condition. The exact details of the procedure remain unknown, although it is understood to have been relatively minor surgery that was undertaken via general anaesthetic.

Philip has been a patient at the two hospitals for a combined 19 days having been first admitted on February 16.

This is by far his longest ever hospital stay, and is the second operation the Duke has had on his heart following a similar procedure in 2011.