LONDON -- Prince Philip is preparing for hip surgery. Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth's husband has been admitted to the hospital for a previously scheduled procedure.
The palace said Philip entered King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday afternoon and will have surgery Wednesday.
The palace said in a statement that the hospital admission and surgery were planned ahead of time.
Philip has missed several public events in recent weeks, including an Easter church service in Windsor.
The 96-year-old prince has largely retired from public life, but still accompanies the queen on occasion. In November,
Philip has had heart problems in the past.