Prince Philip, 99, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who was hospitalized for almost two weeks with the infection, was transferred to another hospital in London on Monday for heart tests.
The Duke of Edinburgh was today transferred from King Edward VII Hospital to St Bartholomew Hospital, where doctors will continue to treat him for infection, as well as tests and tests for pre-existing heart problems, “Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
Elizabeth II’s husband “responds to treatment, but must be hospitalized at least until the end of the week”.
In the morning, an ambulance was released from the hospital, with the patient hidden by an umbrella from press eyes.
Known for his strong character, but also jokes about his guilt or bad taste, Prince Philip was hospitalized on February 16 as a “precautionary measure” after falling ill. Buckingham Palace said the hospital admission a few days later was due to an infection.
His son, Prince Charles, heir to the throne, visited him at the hospital. His grandson William assured the Duke of Edinburgh last week that he was well and that doctors were “keeping an eye on him”.
Prince Philip, who is celebrating his 100th birthday in June, broke the longevity record of British emperors’ spouses held by George III’s wife Charlotte in 2009. He retired in August 2017, having attended more than 22,000 official public events since his wife ascended the throne in 1952.
He has already been hospitalized several times since 2017, due in December 2019 due to recent “health issues in 2019”.
In January 2019, he was in a spectacular car accident when his Land Rover overturned on another vehicle coming out of the driveway on the Sandringham Estate. Without escaping, he stopped driving.
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, he was mostly confined to Windsor Palace with the Queen last year, except during the summer at their Scottish Balmoral Castle.
Between the withdrawal of his grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan and the questioning of his son Andrew, who was close to the deceased American financier Jeffrey Epstein, they are very isolated from the rest of the royal family during the turbulent period. , Accused of sexually exploiting young minors.
The couple celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary in November 2017 in Windsor Castle, 30 kilometers from London. The bells of Westminster Abbey, who were married on November 20, 1947, paid their respects on this occasion for more than three hours.
Philip was born on June 10, 1921 in Corfu with the titles of Prince of Greece and Denmark. At the age of 18 months, his uncle, King of Greece, had to retire, and his father was expelled from the country after the Greco-Turkish war. With his parents and four sisters, Philip escapes on a British Army ship.
Sent to Scotland to pursue his education, he enlisted in the British Army in 1939 at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth (south of England).
It was at that time that he first met Princess Elizabeth. Their union was celebrated on November 20, 1947. They have four children (Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward).