Britain’s Prince Philip Undergoes Heart Surgery

The Duke of Edinburgh, the 90-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, underwent successful heart surgery Friday for a blocked coronary artery, Buckingham Palace said.

The royal underwent an “invasive procedure of coronary stenting” before being taken to hospital he was complaining chest pains the palace confirmed.

A stent, a tube like device, is inserted into suffered artery through surgery. This stunt opens up the blocked artery and makes the smooth flow of blood in the body.

The prince underwent a surgery when the Christmas celebrations are at peak and all royals of UK are spending their traditional Christmas holidays at the Queen’s 60-acre residence.

Prince Philip’s surgery went successful and he will remain in hospital for a short period, the palace said.

Prince Philip also complained chest infection this year and has been suffering from occasional bouts of poor health.

The prince is the Britain’s longest serving consort and known for his tireless spirit and bold views.