Prince Philip undergoes surgery

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Prince Philip, the 91-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was on Friday to undergo “exploratory” surgery at a London hospital, where he is expected to remain for two weeks.

A large incision will be made through the abdominal wall in order to look for abnormalities including tumors, explaining the lengthy recuperation period. If he does remain hospitalized for two weeks, it will be Philip’s longest stay in a hospital.