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The Duke of Edinburgh

Concern mounts for the Duke of Edinburgh after Prince Charles makes three-hour journey to visit in “exceptional circumstances”


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There is growing concern for the health of the Duke of Edinburgh after the Prince of Wales made a three-hour journey from Gloucestershire to Central London to visit his father.

Prince Charles is currently residing at Highgrove House alongside the Duchess of Cornwall, with Prince Philip staying in King Edward VII’s Hospital located some 90 miles away.

Visitors are currently banned from seeing relatives receiving treatment at the hospital due to government guidelines.

However, one visitor per patient may be admitted, but only in “exceptional circumstances.”

The heir-to-the-throne visited his father for approximately 30 minutes on Saturday afternoon.

Buckingham Palace has not issued an update on the 99-year-old consort’s condition.

Prince Philip was admitted to the hospital in London last Tuesday as a precautionary measure after feeling unwell.

On Friday, a palace spokesperson said: that the Prince will likely remain in hospital over the weekend and into next week for “observation and rest”

The Queen’s husband was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday as a precaution after feeling unwell.

The Duke is under observation at the hospital after being taken there from Windsor Castle.

No details of the Duke’s condition have been given although royal officials have confirmed it’s not Covid related.

Prince Philip was driven to the King Edward VII on February 16th although news of his admission wasn’t shared until the following day. At the time his hospital treatment was confirmed, Buckingham Palace said he was there for rest and observation.