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Queen Elizabeth Visits Prince Phillip After Emergency Surgery

Celebrity News Dec. 24, 2011 AT 12:03PM
Queen Elizabeth II Credit: Samir Hussein/WireImage


Queen Elizabeth visited her husband Prince Philip at Papworth Hospital Saturday morning following his emergency heart surgery to treat a blocked coronary artery.

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She was joined by her children Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Edward in Cambridge, England, where the 90-year-old Duke was airlifted by helicopter late Friday. He had been suffering from chest pains, which was treated by coronary stenting.

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Early Saturday, Buckingham Palace officials issued an update, saying he had had a "good night" following his procedure and that he was in "good spirits."

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The royal family, including Prince William and Duchess Kate, are planning to spend Christmas at the 85-year-old Queen's Sandringham estate.

Kate's sister Pippa Middleton, 28, is expected to join them on Boxing Day (Dec. 26), before the trio travels to the Middleton family's home in Bucklebury.


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