February 22, 2021

Prince Philip Is Likely Going to Remain in Hospital for the Next Week While under Observation

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Prince Philip will reportedly remain under close medical supervision in the hospital throughout this week. The beloved prince is in great spirit; however, his doctors are cautious. 

Last week, it was announced that Prince Philip might have to remain in the hospital for the whole of this week for observation. Rebecca English, one of the influential reporters in the royal circle, confirmed the announcement via her Twitter page. 

She wrote, "Following consultation with his doctor, the Duke of Edinburgh is likely to remain in the hospital for observation… I'm told the doctor is acting with an abundance of caution, and Philip remains in good spirits."


Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh pose in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle ahead of his 99th birthday on Wednesday, on June 1, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images.

Prince Philip was initially admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday last week after "feeling unwell." Buckingham Palace made the announcement but did not disclose the reason for the prince's hospitalization.


A source told ET that Prince Philip's recent hospitalization has nothing to do with the novel coronavirus going around. The source also explained that he went to the hospital by car and was able to walk into the establishment without help.  


Nevertheless, his doctor wants to keep him around to make sure things are in tiptop shape. The doctor's fears are valid — Prince Philip stopped attending public functions in 2017 and has been admitted to the hospital multiple times since then. 

Harry and Markle's "honorary military appointments and royal patronages" would be returned to the crown.


At 99, the doctor knows that even a small illness could become fatal very quickly. Fans of the royal family hope things won't come to that, so they are all for the Prince's extra week at the hospital. 

According to the King Edward VII Hospital's website, visitors are only allowed under exceptional circumstances. The prince's hospitalization counts as one since his son, Prince Charles, was reported to have visited him on Saturday.  


A Clarence House spokesman claimed Charles spent a total of 30 minutes in the hospital with his father before returning to his Highgrove home. 

News of Prince Phillip's hospitalization was announced the same day the Palace revealed that Harry and his wife Meghan had made their exit as working members of the royal family. 

According to the Palace's statement, Harry, and the Queen, his grandmother, discussed the subject. Harry and Markle's "honorary military appointments and royal patronages" would be returned to the crown for redistribution among working members of the royal family.