Prince Philip has infection and will stay in London hospital for several days, palace says

Prince Philip, pictured in July 2020, will remain in the hospital for several more days, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, is being treated for an infection and is not expected to leave the hospital for several days, according to an update from Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

"The Duke of Edinburgh remains at King Edward VII's Hospital where he is receiving medical attention for an infection. He is comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave hospital for several days," the palace said in a statement.

Prince Philip was taken to the hospital last Tuesday after "feeling unwell," Buckingham Palace said.

On Monday, his grandson Prince William said the 99-year-old was doing "OK" and hospital staff were "keeping an eye on him."

Prince William made the remarks during a visit to a vaccination center in Norfolk, England, on Monday.

Prince Philip, who turns 100 in June, stepped back from public life in 2017 and has been taken to the hospital several times in recent years. In December 2019, he received hospital treatment for a pre-existing condition.

His latest admission was not an emergency, according to a royal source, who said he traveled to King Edward VII Hospital by car and walked in unaided. The source added that the illness was not Covid-19 related.

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth have both received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The couple spent most of the past year at Windsor Castle, having moved away from Buckingham Palace during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.