June 7, 2013 / 5:18 PM / 4 years ago

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

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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