Prince Philip Out of Surgery After Successful Hip Replacement

Prince Philip's hip operation was a success.

The Duke of Edinburgh underwent surgery for a hip replacement Wednesday after he’d been admitted to the hospital the day before for the planned surgery.

Buckingham Palace said the surgery went well and that he is "progressing satisfactorily at this early stage" while staying in "good spirits," local news outlets reported.

Philip, the father to Queen Elizabeth II’s four children, has missed several public events in recent weeks.

This past Sunday, the queen marked the Easter holiday at a church service in Windsor without her husband of more than 70 years.

The prince, who is 96, has largely retired from public life, but still makes royal appearances with the queen on occasion.

Philip has reportedly experienced heart problems in the past.

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