LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles went to a London hospital on Saturday to go to his father, Prince Philip, who was admitted earlier his week for “statement and relaxation” after falling unwell.
Charles arrived on the non-public King Edward VII’s Hospital by automobile within the afternoon and stayed for about half an hour. The hospital’s web site says visits are solely allowed in “distinctive circumstances” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Philip, 99, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday on the recommendation of his physician in what Buckingham Palace described as “a precautionary measure.”
The husband of Queen Elizabeth II is anticipated to stay by way of the weekend and into subsequent week.
Philip’s sickness shouldn’t be believed to be associated to COVID-19. Each he and the queen, 94, obtained a primary dose of a vaccine towards the coronavirus in early January.
Philip, who retired from public duties in 2017, not often seems in public. His most up-to-date public occasion was a navy ceremony at Buckingham Palace in July.
Throughout England’s present coronavirus lockdown, Philip, often known as the Duke of Edinburgh, has been staying at Windsor Fort, west of London, with the queen, who has carried out duties reminiscent of conferences with dignitaries remotely.
The royal family is planning celebrations to mark Philip’s a centesimal birthday on June 10, lockdown restrictions allowing.
Philip married the then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and is the longest-serving royal consort in British historical past. He and the queen have 4 youngsters, eight grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
The youngest great-grandchild, son of Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, was born Feb. 9 and has been named Augustus Philip Hawke Brooksbank, with one in every of his center names a tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh.
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