Prince Philip begins the tenth day at King Edward VII Hospital, where he will stay for ‘several days’
- The Duke of Edinburgh is expected to stay in hospital for at least the rest of this week.
- 99-year-old Philip is said to be ‘comfortable’ and ‘responsive to treatment’ in latest update
- His son, Prince Edward, said Philip is ‘much better’ but ‘wanting to go out’
- Felipe was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London last Tuesday night.
The Duke of Edinburgh today began his 10th day in hospital where he is being treated for an infection and is expected to stay for at least the rest of this week.
Prince Philip, 99, was said to be “comfortable” and “responding to treatment” in the latest update issued by Buckingham Palace on Tuesday afternoon.
His son, Prince Edward, also said that Philip was “much better” but “was looking forward to getting out” and that the royal family was “keeping their fingers crossed” for him.
The Earl of Wessex thanked supporters for their messages of support as it was announced Tuesday that Philip would spend “several days” more in hospital.
He was admitted to London’s King Edward VII Hospital last Tuesday night as a precautionary measure after feeling ill and entered the building without assistance.
The Duke of Edinburgh, photographed in July 2017, remains in hospital due to an infection.
Police officers patrol outside King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone, London, this morning
This morning, police officers are outside the hospital where Prince Philip is being treated.
At the time, the palace did not reveal the reason for the duke’s admission to the private hospital, but later said Tuesday that he was being treated for an infection.
Edward, who said he had spoken to 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.’
Police officers stand at the entrance to King Edward VII Hospital in London this morning
Police officers pass the entrance to King Edward VII Hospital where they admitted Philip
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 he 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.