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The Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip in hospital – the latest news and update

The Duke of Edinburgh has spent a fifth night at King Edward VII’s Hospital in Marylebone after being admitted on Tuesday as a “precaution.”

There is understandable concern for the 99-year-old Prince’s as he begins his sixth day in hospital.

Buckingham Palace has not issued an update on Prince Philip’s health since Friday when a spokesperson said he “remains in good spirits” and is expected to stay in hospital through to next week.

The Duke was visited at hospital on Saturday by his son, the Prince of Wales, who made a 200-round mile trip from Gloucestershire to attend his father in Central London.

Prince Charles only spent around 30 minutes in the hospital before once again departing for Highgrove House where he and the Duchess of Cornwall are currently residing.

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.”

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