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Prince Philip latest hospital news – Philip enters 16th day in hospital as Covid restrictions stop Queen visiting

PRINCE Philip has entered his 16th day in hospital and has still been unable to see the Queen due to Covid restrictions.

The Duke of Edinburgh was taken to the King Edward VII hospital on February 16 as a "precautionary measure" for an infection.

Buckingham Palace revealed yesterday that the Duke was been transferred to London's St Bartholomew hospital and added that he is also being treated for a heart condition.

This has been Philip's longest ever stay in hospital - and it's thought that Covid restrictions are preventing the Queen from visiting him.

Follow our Prince Philip live blog below for the very latest on his condition...

  • PHILIP IN GOOD HANDS AT ST BARTHOLOMEW’S – BRITAIN’S OLDEST HOSPITAL WITH EXCELLENCE IN CARDIAC CARE

    The Duke of Edinburgh has been transferred to a hospital which is a centre of excellence for cardiac care.

    St Bartholomew’s Hospital, part of Barts Health NHS Trust, is in the City of London close to St Paul’s Cathedral, and is Britain’s oldest hospital.

    Barts Heart Centre, based in the hospital’s state-of-the-art King George V building, is Europe’s largest specialised cardiovascular centre, according to the NHS website.

    It has 10 theatres, 10 cath labs and more than 300 general, cardiac and critical care beds.

    The NHS said the centre aspires to perform more heart surgery, MRI and CT scans than any other service in the world.

  • PHILIP IN GOOD HANDS AT ST BARTHOLOMEW’S – BRITAIN’S OLDEST HOSPITAL WITH EXCELLENCE IN CARDIAC CARE

    The Duke of Edinburgh has been transferred to a hospital which is a centre of excellence for cardiac care.

    St Bartholomew’s Hospital, part of Barts Health NHS Trust, is in the City of London close to St Paul’s Cathedral, and is Britain’s oldest hospital.

    Barts Heart Centre, based in the hospital’s state-of-the-art King George V building, is Europe’s largest specialised cardiovascular centre, according to the NHS website.

    It has 10 theatres, 10 cath labs and more than 300 general, cardiac and critical care beds.

    The NHS said the centre aspires to perform more heart surgery, MRI and CT scans than any other service in the world.

  • WHAT IS PRINCE PHILIP'S BACKGROUND?

    Prince Philip has been married to the Queen for more than 70 years.

    His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, while his mother was Princess Alice of Battenberg.

    Philip was born on June 10, 1921, in Corfu, Greece, but his family was exiled when he was just a child.

    Raised in the UK, he was also educated in France and Germany, later joining the Navy and serving in World War II.

    A keen sports' fan, he has been involved in a number of events including developing the equestrian event of carriage driving.

  • WHAT HAS PRINCE PHILIP PREVIOUSLY BEEN IN HOSPITAL FOR?

    This is not the first time the royal has spent time in hospital, having been admitted for a “precautionary measure” in December 2019.

    Prince Philip also underwent a hip replacement operation back in April 2018 – five years after having exploratory surgery on his abdomen.

    But the Duke of Edinburgh has been plagued by bladder infections and a blocked coronary artery among other ailments.

    He was also taken to hospital following a car crash in January 2019 – but this was only a precaution after walking away unscathed.

  • HOLLY WILLOUGHBY FEELS ‘REALLY SAD’ AS SHE SAYS THE DUKE DESERVES PRIVACY

    Holly Willoughby said she was left “really sad” by the scenes of Prince Philip shielding by umbrellas as he left King Edwards VII’s hospital.

    Speaking about the scenes on This Morning, Holly said: “I couldn’t help but just feel really sad, actually, that this was a moment where this really poorly gentleman is going into a hospital, doesn’t want to be seen, you would hope he would have privacy at that moment, and yet he’s having to be shielded.”

  • BUCKINGHAM PALACE STATEMENT ON PRINCE PHILIP

    A statement on Prince Philip said said: “The Duke of Edinburgh was transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital where doctors will continue to treat him for an infection, as well as undertake testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition.

    “The Duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week.”

    Earlier this week, Prince Edward said he had spoken to his father on the phone, who was “looking forward to getting out”.

    He told Sky: “As far as I’m aware, well I did speak to them the other day, so he’s a lot better thank you very much indeed, and he’s looking forward to getting out, which is the most positive thing. So we keep our fingers crossed.

  • EXPLAINED: WHY ISN’T PRINCE PHILIP KING?

    The reason for Philip not becoming King when he married the Queen stems from a parliamentary law.

    The law relating to succession doesn’t relate to bloodline – only gender.

    The spouse of a ruling king or queen is known as a consort.

    Strangely, in British royalty a man who marries the queen is known as the prince consort but a woman who marries the king will be the queen consort.

  • DUKE WILL UNDERGO TESTING FOR HIS HEART PROBLEM

    The Duke will undergo testing for his heart problem at St Bartholomew’s hospital, which is one of the country’s leading specialist cardiac centres.

    The Palace said: “The Duke of Edinburgh was transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital where doctors will continue to treat him for an infection, as well as undertake testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition. 

    “The Duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week.”

  • EXPLAINER – WHY IS PRINCE PHILIP IN HOSPITAL?

    The Duke of Edinburgh’s hospital admission in February was not an emergency, Palace staff said.

    The hospital visit was advised by His Royal Highness’s doctor after Prince Philip felt unwell.

    His illness is not coronavirus-related.

    The Duke and the Queen both received their Covid vaccines back in January.

    A royal source said the Queen, 94, is at Windsor – where they have stayed during the pandemic – while Prince Philip is in hospital.

  • EXPLAINER – HOW IS PRINCE PHILIP DOING?

    Prince Philip was pictured leaving the King Edward VII clinic in an ambulance on Monday, March 1.

    He was moved to London’s St Bartholomew hospital and will remain there until at least the end of the week.

    The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, is still battling an infection and pre-existing heart condition, Buckingham Palace confirmed.

    Prince Philip will undergo testing for the heart condition at the hospital, which is one of the country’s leading specialist cardiac centres.

    Buckingham Palace said: “The Duke of Edinburgh was today transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital where doctors will continue to treat him for an infection, as well as undertake testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition. “

  • MEG AND HARRY INTERVIEW BOUGHT BY ITV

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's explosive tell-all interview with Oprah was bought for £1million by ITV - despite fears it is a "diplomatic bomb", it was reported today.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to reveal some "pretty shocking things" in the sitdown chat with the US chatshow queen.

    The programme - Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A Primetime Special - will be aired on CBS in the US at 8pm EST - meaning it will be 1am in the UK at the time.

    But the Daily Mail today reported that it is ITV who won the bidding war to broadcast the explosive chat on tellys in the UK.

  • TIMELINE OF PHILIP’S HOSPITAL STAY

    Tuesday February 16 – The duke is admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital on a precautionary basis after feeling unwell. Philip is said to be in “good spirits” and walks into the private hospital unaided. He is expected to stay for a few days.

    Friday February 19 – Sources say Philip is now expected to remain in hospital for “observation and rest” over the weekend and into the next week.

    Saturday February 20 – The Prince of Wales makes a 200 mile-round trip to see his father, spending around half an hour at the hospital.

    Tuesday February 23 – Seven days after the duke was admitted, the Palace says he is being treated for an infection and is “comfortable and responding to treatment”, but is not expected to leave hospital for several more days. The Earl of Wessex says the duke is a “lot better” and looking forward to getting out.

  • EXPLAINED: WHY ISN’T PRINCE PHILIP KING?

    The reason for Philip not becoming King when he married the Queen stems from a parliamentary law.

    The law relating to succession doesn’t relate to bloodline – only gender.

    The spouse of a ruling king or queen is known as a consort.

    Strangely, in British royalty a man who marries the queen is known as the prince consort but a woman who marries the king will be the queen consort.

  • EXPLAINER - HOW IS PRINCE PHILIP DOING?

    Prince Philip was pictured leaving the King Edward VII clinic in an ambulance on Monday, March 1.

    He was moved to London's St Bartholomew hospital and will remain there until at least the end of the week.

    The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, is still battling an infection and pre-existing heart condition, Buckingham Palace confirmed. Prince Philip will undergo testing for the heart condition at the hospital, which is one of the country’s leading specialist cardiac centres.

    Buckingham Palace said: "The Duke of Edinburgh was today transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital where doctors will continue to treat him for an infection, as well as undertake testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition. 

    "The Duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week."

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