Prince Philip, 99, to spend second weekend in hospital in longest ever stay

Prince Philip to spend second weekend in hospital

2/26/2021 3:08:00 PM

Prince Philip to spend second weekend in hospital

PRINCE Philip, 99, will spend his second weekend in hospital as he recovers from an infection, according to royal sources. It will be the Duke of Edinburgh’s longest ever stay in hospital aft…

Buckingham Palace said he walked in unaided and received medical attention for an infection.In the, the Palace said: "He is comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave hospital for several days."Sources said they did not expect another update until after the weekend.

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It is already Philip's longest stay in hospital since June 2013 when he had an exploratory operation on his abdomen.Tomorrow it will be his longest ever stay as an inpatient.His 11th day in hospital came as grandson Prince Harryinsisted he had "never walked away" from royal life

in an interviewed with James Corden in Los Angeles.Earlier this week Prince Edward said he had spoken to his father on the phone and he was feeling "a lot better".He: "As far as I'm aware, well I did speak to them the other day, so he's a lot better thank you very much indeed, and he's looking forward to getting out, which is the most positive thing.

"So we keep our fingers crossed."Asked whether Philip was frustrated to be in hospital, Edward laughed and replied: "Just a bit."I think that gets to all of us, and then, you can only watch the clock so many times and the walls are only so interesting."

The Earl of Wessex added: "We've had some brilliant and lovely messages from all sorts of people and we really appreciate that and so does he, I've been passing them on."It's fantastic, thank you."6Prince Philip is responding to treatment, Buckoingham Palace said

Credit: Getty - ContributorPrince Edward said his dad was feeling better after being taken to hospital6The royal has been a constant support to the Queen and has been isolating with her since the pandemic unfoldedCredit: PA:Press AssociationPolice officers stand guard outside the King Edward VII hospital in central London

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Something more going off there. Good! The poor blokes deserves a break! 😡