Prince Philip caused his family a hell of a fright on February 16. The Duke of Edinburgh fell ill, and as a result was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London. Buckingham Palace wanted to be reassuring in a statement, explaining that “his hospitalization is a precautionary measure on the advice of the doctor of His Royal Highness”. Although his state of health is neither worrying nor linked to the Coronavirus, the 99-year-old prince must remain under observation at the clinic for several days.
This Monday, February 22, Prince William had given his news of his grandfather, on the sidelines of a visit to a vaccination center. “He is fine. They [the doctors, note] keep an eye on him,” said the husband of Kate Middleton, before winking. If his news rather suggested an imminent return of Prince Philip to his home in Windsor, other news has just fallen on Tuesday, February 23. This time, it was Prince Edward who gave the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s husband to Sky News.
Royal family ‘fingers crossed’ for Prince Philip
Journalist Rhiannon Mills reported their interview in a video, on her Twitter account. “From what I know I spoke to him the other day he’s doing a lot better, thank you very much. And he can’t wait to go out, and that’s really positive,” said the Queen’s youngest son. of England and Prince Philip. And to continue: “We cross our fingers.” Prince Edward also wanted to thank everyone who sent messages to his family.
At the same time, a statement from Buckingham Palace said the 99-year-old prince is currently “being treated for an infection” and is still expected to stay in King Edward VII Hospital in London. “He responds to treatment, but will not leave the hospital for several days,” he said.
Talking to Prince Edward this morning he told me they were keeping their “fingers crossed” but the Duke of Edinburgh is “a lot better” as Buckingham Palace confirm he’s being treated for an infection. He is comfortable and not expected to leave hospital for several days @SkyNews pic.twitter.com/zvM3N4GxEZ
– Rhiannon Mills (@SkyRhiannon) February 23, 2021
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