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Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles returns to Highgrove House after visiting Prince Philip in hospital

Photo: Charlie Proctor / Royal Central

The Prince of Wales has made the 200-round mile journey to Central London and back to visit the Duke of Edinburgh in hospital.

Prince Charles is spending lockdown at Highgrove House alongside the Duchess of Cornwall, however, the 72-year-old royal decided to make the three hour journey to King Edward VII’s hospital to see his father.

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

Clarence House confirmed that the Prince then travelled back to Highgrove, despite earlier reports suggesting that the heir-to-the-throne would be staying overnight in London.

Prince Philip, 99, has been in hospital since last Tuesday after being admitted with an unspecified illness.

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 illness 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.