Video: Prince Philip has surgery for blocked coronary artery
Published 24/12/2011 | 07:45
Britain's Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, has undergone surgery for a blocked coronary artery, royal officials said last night.
Buckingham Palace said Prince Philip (90) was taken from Sandringham, the queen's sprawling estate in rural Norfolk, to the cardiac unit at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge earlier in the day for tests after suffering chest pains.
The palace refused to confirm if Philip had suffered a heart attack, saying only that tests at the hospital showed a blocked coronary artery was causing Philip's discomfort. They added the prince would remain in hospital under observation for a short period.
Philip has enjoyed good health and rarely misses royal engagements.On his 90th birthday in June, he announced plans to cut back his official duties.