According to a statement from Buckingham Palace, Duke Philip of Edinburgh was transferred on Monday to St Bartholomew’s Hospital, where he will remain in hospital until the end of the week. They also point out that, for the moment, “he remains comfortable and responds to treatment”.
The 99-year-old Duke Philip of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II has been discharged from King Edward VIII Hospital and transferred to St Bartholomew’s Hospital, where he will remain in hospital, at least until the end of the week, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace, royal family residence.
They also point out that the Duke of Edinburgh “remains comfortable and responds to treatment”. They also point out, “doctors will continue to treat him for an infection, and he will be tested and observed for a pre-existing heart problem”.
Admitted “as a precaution”
Nearly two weeks ago, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband was admitted to King Edward VIII Hospital as a “precautionary measure” after feeling ill at Windsor Castle, where he was serving the confinement set up in England to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
In recent years he has been treated for various ailments and 10 years ago he was treated for a heart condition.
On 20th February, Prince Charles, heir to the British crown, visited his father at the King Edward VIII, the private hospital used by the royal family. After the visit, he returned to his residence in Highgrove in the west of England.
Also, a few days ago, his grandson, Prince William, commented that Philip was “well” and that doctors would continue to “monitor” his grandfather’s health.