Prince Harry and Prince William
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Prince Philip is on the mend.
The 92-year-old royal is doing "much better," his son, Prince Charles, told reporters Friday. Philip, who spent his birthday
in the hospital (when his wife, Queen Elizabeth, paid him a visit
), was admitted for an exploratory operation
on his abdomen, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.
On Friday, his grandsons Prince William
and Prince Harry
visited in the hospital, following a visit by Charles and Camilla, who had arrived half an hour earlier.
Philip was admitted to the hospital on June 6 and was expected to stay for two weeks.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie also visited their grandfather, who will miss Saturday's birthday parade for the Queen, 87. Her cousin, the Duke of Kent, will accompany her for the festivities.
No word on whether expectant
mom Duchess Catherine
will visit the hospital, but she is expected at the parade in London, also known as Trooping the Colour.