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The Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip begins his fourth week in hospital

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
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The Duke of Edinburgh has begun his fourth week as a patient in hospital having been admitted to King Edward VII’s 21 days ago.

This is by far the longest time Prince Philip has been admitted to hospital, his previous longest stay lasting for 11 days back in 2013.

The 99-year-old prince underwent heart surgery last Wednesday and continues to rest and recuperate according to Buckingham Palace.

It is hoped that he will be discharged at some point this week.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement on March 5: “Following The Duke of Edinburgh’s successful procedure at St Bartholomew’s Hospital on Wednesday, His Royal Highness has been transferred to King Edward VII’s Hospital this morning.

“The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for continuing treatment for a number of days.”

Prince Philip was temporarily transferred away from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s for his surgery.

St Barts, an NHS hospital, is one of Europe’s leading cardiovascular centres.

A couple of days after his operation, The Queen’s husband was moved by ambulance to his private hospital of choice in Marylebone.