British queen's husband, 91, has operation on abdomen

LONDON Fri Jun 7, 2013 1:49pm EDT

Britain's Queen Elizabeth (C) visits BBC Broadcasting House in London June 7, 2013. Prince Philip, the 91-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, was to undergo ''exploratory'' surgery on his abdomen on Friday. His wife of 65 years carried on with her official engagements, visiting the BBC just half a mile from the hospital where Philip's operation will take place. REUTERS/Jeff Overs/Handout via Reuters

Britain's Queen Elizabeth (C) visits BBC Broadcasting House in London June 7, 2013. Prince Philip, the 91-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, was to undergo ''exploratory'' surgery on his abdomen on Friday. His wife of 65 years carried on with her official engagements, visiting the BBC just half a mile from the hospital where Philip's operation will take place.

Credit: Reuters/Jeff Overs/Handout via Reuters

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LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Philip, the 91-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, is recovering in hospital after undergoing an exploratory operation on his abdomen on Friday, a royal spokesman said.

"At this early stage he is progressing satisfactorily," the Buckingham Palace spokesman said in a statement. "The results will now be analysed."

(Reporting by Peter Griffiths; Editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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