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The Duke of Edinburgh

Sudden flurry of activity at the Edward VII Hospital where the Duke of Edinburgh is being treated


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There has been a sudden flurry of activity at the Edward VII Hospital in London where the Duke of Edinburgh is being treated for an infection.

Chris Ship of ITV News reports: “Lots of activity at the Duke of Edinburgh’s hospital where a patient has been transferred into an ambulance after umbrellas and a police van were used to prevent the TV & press cameras recording anything.

“We can only imagine – although we don’t know – this was for Prince Philip.”

Richard Palmer of the Daily Express says: “The broadcasters camped outside the King Edward VII’s Hospital think a patient just loaded into an ambulance behind screens may be Prince Philip. Everyone is trying to check with the Palace.”

Buckingham Palace is not commenting on the activity.

If indeed the Duke of Edinburgh has been discharged after his two-week hospital stay, we can expect a statement from Buckingham Palace later today.

Prince Philip was admitted to hospital on February 16 as a “precautionary measure” after be began feeling unwell.

Last week, it was confirmed that the Prince was being treated for an infection.

This has been the Duke of Edinburgh’s longest ever stay in hospital, with his stay now extending to thirteen days.

His previous longest hospital stay was in 2013 when he spent 11-days as a patient back after he underwent an operation on his abdomen.