Prince Philip health update: Duke in longest hospital stay as royalty crumbles | Royal | News


Prince Philip was admitted to King Edward VII Private Hospital in London on February 16. He was then transferred to St Bartholomew’s Hospital where he underwent “successful” heart surgery. It has now been brought back to King Edward VII.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who will turn 100 in June, was first admitted to King Edinburgh after feeling sick at home.

He was treated for an infection before being transferred to Saint-Barthélemy on Monday for tests and observations on his heart before undergoing heart surgery on March 3.

The exact reason for his initial admission has not been revealed, but it was not related to the coronavirus, officials said.

In a March 5 statement, Buckingham Palace said: “Following the Duke of Edinburgh’s successful intervention at St Bartholomew’s Hospital on Wednesday, His Royal Highness was transferred to King Edward VII Hospital this morning.

“The Duke is expected to remain in the hospital for continued treatment for a number of days.”

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Philip and the Queen’s grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle delivered an explosive interview about their time as members of the royal family.

Speaking to American TV host Oprah Winfrey, Meghan and Harry spoke about their relationships with other royals, racism and the suffering of their mental health.

However, the couple said their relationship with the Queen is still good.

Harry said he had a “very good” relationship with his grandmother.

Harry said he had spoken to her more in the past year – including video calls with Archie – than he had in many years.

He said, “She’s my colonel-in-chief, isn’t she? She always will be.”

Meghan also congratulated the Queen and said she gave her beautiful jewelry for the couple’s first joint engagement and shared a blanket with her to keep warm while traveling together.

Oprah With Meghan and Harry is on ITV at 9 p.m. on Monday, March 8. You can watch the full interview later on ITV hub.


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