10 June 2013 - 23:16
The Queen visits Prince Philip this evening as he is described ‘in good spirits’


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The Queen visited Prince Philip this evening as he spent his 92nd birthday in a London Clinic.

The Queen arrives this evening at the London Clinic. (BBC)

Her Majesty arrived shortly before seven and spent around 30 minutes with her loyal consort. The 86-year-old monarch arrived holding a birthday card for Philip which was addressed to ‘HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’.

The Queen was greeted by members of staff and well-wishers gathered outside the London clinic hoping to catch a glimpse of Her Majesty.

Her visit comes just hours after Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, visited his father. Edward arrived with a card for his father. The Earl was met by a member who staff who greeted the Prince curtseying to him before leading him inside to see Prince Philip.

When leaving, Edward was asked how his father was, replying “Well, thank you,” before getting into his waiting car.

Prince Edward arrived earlier this afternoon. (BBC)

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As Philip spends his fourth day in hospital, Buckingham Palace has revealed he is “comfortable and in good spirits” after abdominal surgery

A spokesman added the Duke is “progressing according to plans at this early stage” although Philip will take a break from his royal commitments, most likely resuming royal duties later this year.

Earlier today Prime Minister David Cameron took to Twitter to wish the Duke a birthday message, writing: “Wishing the Duke of Edinburgh a very happy 92nd birthday as he recovers in hospital today.”

After the news broke of the Duke’s hospital visit, Buckingham Palace was quick to stress that the hospital admission had been pre-arranged and was not an emergency.

The Duke was admitted on Thursday after attending Buckingham Palace garden party just hours before, where guests said he had not displayed any signs of being unwell. Philip was later taken to hospital where he walked into the clinic by himself.

 



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