Prince Philip has been transferred to another hospital after 14 days combating an infection – so he can have scans on a pre-existing heart condition.
The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London on Tuesday, February 16 as a precautionary measure after feeling unwell.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman “The Duke of Edinburgh was at present transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital the place docs will proceed to deal with him for an infection, as effectively as undertake testing and remark for a pre-existing heart condition.
“The Duke stays snug and is responding to therapy however is anticipated to stay in hospital till at the least the tip of the week.”
The pre-existing heart condition hasn’t been talked about extensively earlier than in reviews on the duke’s well being though he has had procedures on his chest after struggling chest pains, such as in 2011.
Today a marked police van blocked the aspect avenue on the hospital as uniformed officers stood alongside the road beside the central London hospital.
At a rear entrance umbrellas had been used to defend the hole between the hospital and the NHS ambulance.
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BBC Royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell stated: “This isn’t the reassuring information individuals had been hoping for.
“We have learnt for the primary time he has a pre-existing heart condition – it provides a brand new dimension.”
The duke’s earlier longest keep in hospital was in 2013, when he had an operation on his stomach.
Prince Philip’s admission isn’t associated to coronavirus.
The Queen and different royals have continued with their duties whereas the duke has been in hospital, though some have paid a go to.
Prince Charles, 72, paid the duke a 30-minute go to final weekend.
His brother Prince Edward, 56, later instructed Sky News on Tuesday that his father was getting higher.
The Earl of Wessex stated: “As far as I’m conscious, he’s rather a lot higher … so he’s wanting ahead to getting out which is essentially the most constructive factor.
Edward added with fun that his father was “only a bit” pissed off at being in hospital.
He stated: “You can solely watch the clock so many instances and the partitions are solely so attention-grabbing.
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“We’ve had some beautiful messages from all kinds of individuals and we actually respect that and so does he, I’ve been passing them on.”
Prince William – the duke’s grandson – has additionally revealed that the senior royal is “OK” and hospital workers had been “maintaining an eye fixed”.
The Queen can be stated to have made a touching gesture to her husband by sporting a silver brooch from their engagement in her newest public look.
During a video name with well being leaders delivering the Covid-19 vaccine, she known as on the general public to step up for his or her jab and issued a rebuke to anti-vaxxers.
And the monarch was seen sporting a brooch she first wore for her engagement to the duke 74 years in the past.
The diamond clematis was first worn by Her Majesty in her official engagement pictures with Prince Philip in July 1947.
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