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Prince Philip feeling “much better” according to Prince of Wales


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The Prince of Wales has revealed that his 98-year-old father, Prince Philip, is feeling “much better” following his mysterious illness that put him in hospital for several nights ahead of Christmas.

Charles told wellwishers about his father yesterday while walking from church yesterday at Sandringham alongside other members of his family including his sister, Princess Anne and brother, Prince Edward. His niece, Lady Louise, was also in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh entered hospital on 20 December for observations on the advice of his doctors after being flown from Norfolk to London via helicopter with “some degree of urgency.” The Prince was said to have walked into Edward VII Hospital unaided. The Queen travelled to Sandringham as scheduled on the same day he entered hospital.

He was released on Christmas Eve morning and returned to Sandringham to spend the holidays with his family.

After his hospital stay, Prince Philip thanked wellwishers for their support. An official statement released as he arrived back at Sandringham said that His Royal Highness “would like to thank everyone who sent their good wishes.”

The Duke’s last major stay in hospital was back in April 2018 when he was admitted for 11 days for a hip replacement. Prior to this, he spent 11 days in hospital in 2013 for abdominal surgery, and in 2011 had a stent fitted after suffering from chest pains.

Prince Philip retired from public life in 2017.



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