Prince Philip retired from public life a year ago but has since appeared several times at royal engagements alongside Queen Elizabeth.
Greek-born Philip has remained at his wife's side throughout her 66-year reign, the longest in British history, and has earned a reputation for brusque comments and occasional gaffes at some of the thousands of ceremonial events he has attended.
Police officers stand guard outside the King Edward VII's Hospital where Britain's Prince Philip has been admitted for surgery, in central London, Britain, April 4, 2018.
In May 2017, the Duke of Edinburgh stepped down from his royal duties after announcing his retirement.
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The Queen and Prince Philip celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last November.
There maybe be some concern for the duke given his age, but Scarlett McNally, an orthopaedic surgeon and council member of the Royal College of Surgeons, said: "Any operation and any anaesthetic carries some risk".
He did not accompany the Queen, 91, to a church service at a service last Thursday because of the hip problem, a royal source said last week.
It is expected that Buckingham Palace will provide updates where appropriate.
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From 2008 to 2013, the Duke has been admitted to hospital for various, smaller ailments, including a chest infection, a bladder infection, and problems with his abdomen.
Buckingham Palace announced the news in a statement on Tuesday. Details about the hip surgery, however, have not been revealed.
Some media reports in the United Kingdom indicated that the timing of Prince Philip's hip replacement surgery was in preparation for the activities that will be involved in the royal wedding ceremony.
"His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has undergone a successful hip replacement operation and is progressing satisfactorily at this early stage", Buckingham Palace said.
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The 96-year-old was absent from the family's Easter services, which were attended by Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, and Kate Middleton at Windsor Castle.