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The Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip transferred to a different London hospital due to concerns over a pre-existing heart condition

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
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The Duke of Edinburgh has been transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital for continuation of treatment for an infection as well as concern over a pre-existing heart condition.

Buckingham Palace says that the 99-year-old “remains comfortable and is responding to treatment.”

The palace adds that he will not leave St Bartholomew’s until at least the end of the week.

A palace statement read: “The Duke of Edinburgh was today transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital where doctors will continue to treat him for an infection, as well as undertake testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition.

“The Duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week.”

The Duke was transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital on Monday morning at 11:15am in an ambulance.

Screens were erected outside of Edward VII Hospital as the Duke was transferred ensuring he was out of the public view.

He was first admitted as a patient on February 16 after “feeling unwell” as what was at the time described as a precautionary measure.

St Bartholomew’s Hospital, commonly known as Barts, is a specialist in cardiac care, containing Europe’s largest specialised cardiovascular service.

Prince Philip was previously treated for a blocked coronary artery in 2011 at Papworth Hospital where he had a stent inserted.