Buckingham Palace revealed the cause of Prince Philip’s hospitalization on Tuesday, a week after the 99-year-old royal was admitted to hospital.
“The Duke of Edinburgh remains in King Edward VII Hospital, where he is receiving medical care for an infection,” the palace said in a statement shared with HuffPost. “He feels comfortable and responds to treatment, but is not expected to leave the hospital for several days.”
Sources close to the palace previously confirmed that the duke’s illness was not related to COVID-19. Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth received their first COVID-19 vaccine in January.
Prince Edward told Sky News Tuesday that his father is “much better.”
“He’s really looking forward to getting out, which is the positive thing, so our fingers crossed,” said the Earl of Wessex.
When asked if his father was frustrated in the hospital, Edward laughed and said “just a little”.
“I think that affects us all, and then, you can only look at the clock so many times and the walls are so interesting,” he said.
“We’ve gotten some bright and lovely messages from all kinds of people, and we really appreciate it and so does he,” the early added. “I’ve been broadcasting them. It’s fantastic, thank you. ”
Prince William also gave an update on his grandfather on Monday while visiting a coronavirus vaccination center.
“Yeah, okay, they’re watching him,” William said with a wink.
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