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Prince Philip spends sixth night in hospital after Charles’s visit


Feb 22, 2021

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital on Tuesday night as a precautionary measure (Picture: Getty Images)

Prince Philip spent his sixth night in hospital after being admitted as a precautionary measure.

The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, was taken to hospital on Tuesday night after feeling unwell. He is said to have walked in unaided and the last update from Buckingham Palace said he was ‘in good spirits’. 

Although it is not clear why he is in hospital, it is not related to coronavirus.

Last night was his sixth at King Edward VII’s hospital, in London, and he will probably remain there into the coming week for ‘observation and rest’, according to sources.

No other members from the Royal Family have gone to visit the Duke since his eldest son Charles made a 200-mile round-trip from his home in Highgrove, Gloucestershire, on Saturday afternoon.

He was pictured teary-eyed in a car when he left. 

Police and security cars stayed outside King Edward VII’s hospital throughout Sunday (Picture: Reuters)
Prince Charles was pictured with tears in his eyes as he left the hospital (Picture: EPA)

Although the hospital’s website says visitors will ‘only be considered in exceptional circumstances’ because of the pandemic, royal author Penny Junor claimed Charles may have been going to ‘talk to his father and reassure him about Harry’. 

She was referring to Prince Harry’s response to the Queen stripping The Sussexes of their royal patronages and the responsibilities ‘that come with a life of public service’. 

Harry and Meghan issued a statement that said: ‘Service is universal.’ 

Ms Junor said: ‘We do all know he doesn’t like fuss, and he would regard a visit as fuss.’

But it is understood that Charles went to see his father because of his extended stay. 

Police and security cars have remained at the hospital throughout Sunday with heart-shaped balloons and a letter written by a 10-year-old boy from north London, wishing the duke a quick recovery, tied to the railings. 

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