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Prince Philip in hospital as royals mark Christmas

Members of Britain's royal family have gathered to celebrate Christmas with one notable absence — Queen Elizabeth II's husband, who remains hospitalized following a heart procedure.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Members of Britain's royal family have gathered to celebrate Christmas with one notable absence — Queen Elizabeth II's husband, who remains hospitalized following a heart procedure.

Prince Philip is recovering from having a coronary stent put in after doctors determined that the heart pains that saw the 90-year-old hospitalized on Friday were caused by a blocked artery.

Buckingham Palace has said that the Duke of Edinburgh's health will not change the royal family's Christmas celebrations at the Sandringham Estate.

That typically includes a morning service at St. Mary Magdalene Church on the queen's sprawling estate in Norfolk.

Early Sunday, the queen and her family made a private visit to the church ahead of the official services.