It has almost been two weeks since the Duke of Edinburgh was taken to the London Clinic for an operation, which was termed ‘exploratory surgery’.
It would be two weeks since the Duke’s admission to hospital on Thursday.
In line with the Palace’s statement that the Duke should spend two weeks in hospital and them 2 months recuperating, it is expected the Duke of Edinburgh will be out of hospital, all things being well, by Thursday – at which point it would have been two weeks since his admission.
The most recent statement from Buckingham Palace said, “[The Duke] is progressing according to plans at this early stage. He is comfortable and in good spirits.”
Further details of the Duke’s illness have not been released by the Palace, nor have any specifics about his recovery or operation.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s engagements have been cancelled for the next two months to make allowances for the Duke to recover once he is discharged from hospital.
Prince Philip, who spent his 92nd birthday at the London Clinic, has been visited by many members of his family including his wife, The Queen, all 3 of his sons, The Countess of Wessex, Princes William and Harry and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York.
It is expected that the Duke will take on perhaps light internal duties at the Palace during his recuperation, which could include audiences and meetings. It is also expected that after his recovery, he will assume a lesser schedule, in line with his advancing age – something the Duke has largely refused to do over the past years.