Prince Philip doing well after surgery
Britain's Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, "had a good night" in hospital after heart surgery and family members would visit him yesterday, Buckingham Palace said.
The 90-year-old had a successful operation on Friday for a blocked coronary artery, after being taken to hospital by helicopter from the queen's Sandringham estate, where the royal family is celebrating Christmas.
"The Duke of Edinburgh had a good night. There will be some members of the family visiting him this morning in hospital," a spokeswoman for the palace told AFP on Saturday.
The spokeswoman did not give further details of his condition or of which royals were expected to visit him.
But in a separate statement overnight, the palace said the prince had been taken to the Papworth cardiothoracic hospital in Cambridge, eastern England, on Friday after suffering chest pains.
Medical experts said many patients leave hospital only a day after having similar treatment.
Greek-born Prince Philip -- who has been married to Queen Elizabeth for 64 years and is Britain's longest-serving consort -- is well-known for his tireless spirit as well as his outspoken views.
In 2012 the queen is due to mark her diamond jubilee celebrating 60 years on the British throne, but while other royals are scheduled to tour the globe next year, she and Philip are set to stay in Britain.