Prince Philip, 99, begins his second weekend at the hospital in his longest stay


Prince Philip, 99, begins his second weekend in hospital in his longest stay as he continues to be treated for an infection.

  • The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh will remain in the hospital for the entire weekend.
  • His time at King Edward VII Hospital in London is now his longest hospital stay.
  • The duke had previously spent 11 days in the hospital in 2013 for an abdominal operation.
  • Now he has spent 12 days in the hospital with the Palace saying he is ‘comfortable’

Prince Philip has started his second weekend in the hospital in what is now his longest stay as he battles an infection.

The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to London’s King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday night as a precaution after feeling ill and entered the building unaided.

Buckingham Palace said last Tuesday that Philip was “comfortable” and “responding” to medical aid.

His son, Prince Edward, also said that this week Philip was “much better”, but that “wanting to go out” with the royal family he was “keeping his fingers crossed.”

Today, the duke outgrew his longest hospital stay as he continues to receive treatment for the infection on the twelfth day.

He previously spent 11 days in the hospital in 2013 after an operation on his abdomen.

Prince Philip, pictured at Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018, began his twelfth day in the hospital today.

This is now your longest stay in the hospital.  Pictured is Philip in 2013 after leaving the hospital after 11 days after a tummy tuck operation.

This is now your longest hospital stay. Pictured is Philip in 2013 after leaving the hospital after 11 days after a tummy tuck operation.

Photos taken outside the hospital this morning show police officers standing guard.

A royal source said yesterday that they did not expect to make any updates on the Duke until at least next week.

At the time of Philip’s admission to the hospital, the palace did not reveal the reason, but later said Tuesday that he was being treated for an infection.

Edward, who said he had spoken with his father on the phone, suggested that the duke, who is known for his “make no noise” attitude, was a bit frustrated about staying in the hospital.

The palace said on Tuesday: ‘The Duke of Edinburgh remains in King Edward VII Hospital, where he is receiving medical care for an infection. He feels comfortable and responds to treatment, but is not expected to leave the hospital for several days. “

Sky News Royal Correspondent Rhiannon Mills asked Edward about his father, while she was filming a separate interview with him at his Bagshot Park home in Surrey.

He replied, ‘He’s much better, thank you very much indeed, and he’s really looking forward to getting out, which is the most positive, so we crossed our fingers.’

When asked if Philip, who will turn 100 in June, was frustrated about being in the hospital, Edward laughed and replied, ‘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.

‘We’ve gotten some bright and lovely messages from all kinds of people and we really appreciate it and him too, I’ve been passing them on. It’s fantastic, thank you. ‘

Philip was initially supposed to spend a few days under medical care for ‘observation and rest’, but it emerged last Friday that he was likely to remain in the hospital until this week.

The police officers are outside the King Edward VII Hospital, where Prince Philip is being treated.

The police officers are outside the King Edward VII Hospital, where Prince Philip is being treated.

A royal source said yesterday that they did not expect to make any updates on the Duke until at least next week.

A royal source said yesterday that they did not expect to make any updates on the Duke until at least next week.

Philip’s 11th day in the hospital came when his grandson, Prince Harry, was interviewed by James Corden on the Late Late Show in America.

During their talk, Harry revealed how Philip knows how to use Zoom, but simply closes his laptop to end calls instead of hitting the Exit button.

The Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen have called the Sussexes “a few times” and have even seen Archie “running,” Harry added.

Prince Charles made a 200-mile round trip to see Philip in the hospital last weekend, which royal experts claimed may have been to reassure the Duke about Harry and the continued confusion caused by Megxit.

Charles’s surprise visit to Philip’s bedside on Saturday afternoon is likely to have touched on the “momentous” events since he was admitted to the hospital.

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