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Prince Philip admitted to London hospital for operation

6 June 2013 Last updated at 22:47 BST

The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to hospital for an exploratory operation, Buckingham Palace has said.

The duke was admitted to the London Clinic "following abdominal investigations" and is expected to stay in the hospital for up to two weeks.

The operation will take place on Friday under general anaesthetic.

Nicholas Witchell reports.