December 25, 2011

Britain’s royal family gathered Sunday to celebrate Christmas with one notable absence — Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip, who remains hospitalized following a heart procedure.

The 90-year-old prince is recovering from having a coronary stent put in after doctors determined that the heart pains which sent him to the hospital on Friday were caused by a blocked artery.

Buckingham Palace said “he’s in good spirits” and family members will visit Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, in the hospital after lunch.

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