Prince Charles Goes to Visit Prince Philip in the Hospital

Caroline Hallemann
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From Town & Country

Earlier this week, Prince Philip, 99, was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London as "a precautionary measure" after feeling unwell.

"The Duke’s admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’s Doctor, after feeling unwell," a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said in a statement released to the press. "The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest." It is understood that the illness is not COVID-19-related, and it was not emergency admission.

On Friday, a source confirmed to Town & Country that the Duke of Edinburgh will "likely" remain in the hospital into next week. "Following a consultation with his doctor The Duke of Edinburgh is likely to remain in the hospital for observation and rest over the weekend and into next week. As we have said previously the doctor is acting with an abundance of caution. The Duke remains in good spirits," the source said.

This morning, Prince Charles went to visit his father in the hospital. He was photographed arriving at King Edward VII Hospital wearing a blue surgical mask. According to the Associated Press, he stayed for roughly half an hour. The AP also notes that the hospital's website "says visits are only allowed in 'exceptional circumstances' because of the coronavirus pandemic."

Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images
Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images

It's been a busy week for the royal family. In addition to Philip's hospitalization, last Sunday, Prince Harry and Meghan announced they are expecting their second child, and on Friday, Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Sussexes will not return as working royals, and that their royal patronages and honorary military titles will revert to the Queen.

Additionally, this morning, Princess Eugenie revealed the first portraits of her newborn baby boy, along with his name: August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.

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