On June 7, 2013, Buckingham Palace issued a statement regarding the health of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh:
“His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has had an exploratory operation following abdominal investigations.
The results will now be analysed.
At this early stage he is progressing satisfactorily.
Further updates will continue to be issued when appropriate.”
The 91-year-old duke was admitted (which was apparently planned some time ago) to the London Clinic yesterday after attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace.