Prince Philip is slightly improving and the royal family is keeping its fingers crossed for the hospitalised royal’s recovery, his daughter-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, said Wednesday (UK time).
Philip, 99, has been hospitalised since being admitted February 16 to King Edward VIIs Hospital in London, where he was treated for an infection.
Prince Philip is said to be slightly better” as his two-week hospital stay continues.
On Monday, he was transferred to a specialised cardiac care hospital, St. Bartholomews, to undergo further treatment alongside testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition.
We heard today that hes slightly improving. So thats very good news,” Camilla said during a visit to a coronavirus vaccination centre in London.
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“Well keep our fingers crossed.
The duchess is married to Prince Charles, eldest son of Philip and Queen Elizabeth II.
Buckingham Palace said Monday that Philip was comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week.
Police officers walk in the main entrance of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, where Britain’s Prince Philip is being treated.
The two-week stay is already Philips longest-ever stint in hospital.
His illness is not believed to be related to the coronavirus. Both Philip and the queen, who is 94, received Covid-19 vaccinations in January.
Philip, who retired from royal duties in 2017, rarely appears in public.
During Englands current coronavirus lockdown, Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, has been staying at Windsor Castle, west of London, with the queen.
Philip married the then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and is the longest-serving royal consort in British history. He and the queen have four children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.