Prince Philip is in 'good spirits' after hip operation

4 April 2018, 17:45 | Updated: 4 April 2018, 17:48

Prince Philip

Buckingham Palace has said that the Duke of Edinburgh is recovering well after a hip replacement operation.

Prince Philip is "comfortable and in good spirits" after a successful surgery the Palace confirmed.

He is said to be "progressing satisfactorily at this early stage" after the operation at the King Edward VII's Hospital in London.

The Duke is now expected to remain in the private hospital for a few days.

The 96-year-old retired from royal duties in August last year, after many decades supporting the Queen.

Prince Philip's issues with his hip was first revealed after his absence from the Easter service at Windsor.

He was also not present at two other events at Windsor Castle - the Royal Maundy Service at St George's Chapel on March 29, and a parade on March 22 to mark Prince Andrew's appointment as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.