Prince Philip ‘responding to treatment’ but remains in London hospital with an infection

LONDON — Prince Philip, the husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, is responding to remedy for an an infection however will stay in a London hospital for the approaching days, Buckingham Palace stated in an announcement on Tuesday.

“He’s snug and responding to remedy however will not be anticipated to go away hospital for a number of days,” the palace stated with out naming the kind or severity of the an infection.

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to a London hospital on Feb. 16 as a “precautionary measure” on the recommendation of his physician “after feeling unwell,” with an ailment that was not associated to Covid-19, the Palace has beforehand stated.

Philip, 99, and the queen obtained the vaccination for Covid-19 in January.

The royal couple have been staying at Windsor Fortress, round 30 miles west of London, in the course of the coronavirus pandemic that has pummeled the U.Okay., which has the best dying toll in Europe.

Philip married the then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and collectively they’ve 4 kids — inheritor to the throne, Prince Charles, born in 1948; Princess Anne, born in 1950; Prince Andrew, born in 1960; and Prince Edward, born in 1964 — together with dozens of grand and great-grandchildren.

A former naval officer and eager polo participant, Philip loved strong well being effectively into outdated age, however he has had quite a few well being points lately. He retired from public duties in 2017, and is the longest-serving royal consort in British historical past.

He was final hospitalized in December 2019, when he spent 4 nights within the hospital for what the palace stated was deliberate remedy of a pre-existing situation, though it didn’t reveal what that situation was.

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Charles paid him a short go to in hospital on Saturday, whereas grandson Prince William instructed the press on Monday throughout a go to to a vaccination heart, that his grandfather was “OK, they’re keeping track of him.”

Philip’s sickness comes at a difficult time for the monarchy after it was introduced final week that William’s youthful brother Prince Harry and his American spouse, Meghan, can be severing all their official royal duties.

The couple moved with their son, Archie, to California final 12 months, to dwell a extra impartial life and escape the British media. Subsequent month they may give a “wide-ranging” interview to U.S. chat present host Oprah Winfrey.

Reuters contributed to this report.

Yuliya Talmazan contributed.

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