On February 16, Prince Philip was hospitalized following illness. A month later, after several weeks of observation and a heavy intervention in the heart, the husband of Elizabeth II will be able to return to his home in Windsor with his wife. Indeed, the Duke of Edinburgh left King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday March 16 at the end of the morning, escorted by his security services. Several clues already suggested that the departure of the 99-year-old man was imminent. Helena Wilkinson, a BBC correspondent had notably pointed out the reinforced presence of the police in front of the medical establishment in which the father of Prince Charles was located. “Increased police presence in the last hour outside King Edward VII Hospital in London, where the Duke of Edinburgh is being treated.” wrote the journalist on Twitter in the caption of two photos in which we see the street surrounded by the police.
An end of hospitalization that sounds like good news for the royal family, as well as for all those who were worried about the Duke of Edinburgh. Lately the news about his state of health had been rather reassuring, while his heart operation following an infection had apparently gone well.
Breaking: Duke of Edinburgh leaves King Edward VII hospital. @itvnews pic.twitter.com/Olj02GL3Gl
– Jamie Summers (@JimSummersNews) March 16, 2021
Prince Philip’s health closely monitored
If Prince Philip left the hospital, there is no doubt that his state of health will still be monitored very closely, while he is undergoing rather heavy treatment, following his surgery, as indicated by Camilla Parker Bowles on the 2 last march. Doctors will make sure his situation stabilizes as the royals and many Britons continue to keep their fingers crossed, hoping to see Philip Mountbatten celebrate his 100th birthday on June 10.
Prince Philip © Agence / Bestimage