Fri. Nov 18th, 2022
  • Prince Charles visited his father, Prince Philip, at the
    King Edward VII hospital on Saturday.
  • The 99-year-old was admitted on Tuesday and is receiving
    preventive treatment.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh will reportedly remain in hospital for
    observation and rest over the weekend and into next week.

Britain’s Prince Charles visited his father Philip in
hospital on Saturday as the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II receives
precautionary treatment after falling ill this week.
Charles, the heir to the throne, was seen entering the rear
entrance of the King Edward VII hospital in central London, wearing a face
mask. He left after about 30 minutes.
Prince Philip, who turns 100 on 10 June, was admitted on
Tuesday. Sources say his admission was not coronavirus-related, and that he
remains in good spirits.
The duke of Edinburgh, as he is formally known, is expected
to remain in hospital into next week for observation and rest.
He was able to walk into the hospital unaided after arriving
by private transport rather than ambulance, a source said at the time.
Both Philip and the queen received first doses of a Covid-19
vaccine in January.
Charles visited the hospital the day after Buckingham Palace
confirmed that his younger son Prince Harry and wife Meghan
had permanently quit as working royals.
Queen Elizabeth ordered the duke and duchess of Sussex to
relinquish their honorary titles and patronages, a year after they stepped back
from frontline duties. They now live in California.
Charles was the first member of the royal family to visit
Philip this week, but earlier Saturday one young fan brought a hand-drawn
get-well card to the hospital.
“When I was little I used to have chemotherapy for five
years and I felt sad for Philip, so I wrote this letter so he can feel
better,” 10-year-old Londoner Twanna Saleh told reporters.
“My sister helped me to draw the heart and the
Philip was also honoured Saturday as Princess Eugenie,
daughter of his second son Prince Andrew, announced the names of her baby boy
born on 9 February.
Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank named their son
August Philip Hawke Brooksbank – Philip in honour of the queen’s consort.
Prince Andrew turned 61 on Friday, and Eugenie said:
“On his grandfather’s birthday weekend, thinking of my grandfather
(Philip), we are introducing our little boy.”
The baby is Queen Elizabeth and Philip’s ninth
READ MORE | Princess Eugenie shares first photo of baby boy and reveals name
Like Harry, Andrew has also stepped back from frontline
royal duties, but not out of choice. In 2019, he caused outrage by defending
his friendship with the late US financier and convicted paedophile Jeffrey