The health of Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip (99) was hospitalized for two weeks.
Admitted to hospital on February 16 and treated for infection, Prince was transferred to another institution for heart tests, raising fears that his condition could deteriorate.
He “suffers at times,” Camilla, wife of the Duchess of Cornwall and Crown Prince Charles, added, “we cross our fingers.”
Initially hospitalized at King Edward VII, Prince Philip, who will be celebrating his 100th birthday next June, moved to another institution, St. Bartholomew Hospital, last Monday for “relevant tests and examination, for pre-existing heart problems,” Buckingham Palace explained in a statement.
St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, near St. Paul’s Cathedral in central London, has the largest specialist cardiovascular services in Europe, the Barts Heart Center, according to its website.
Known for his strong character, but also jokes about his mistakes or bad taste, Prince Philip was hospitalized last month as a “precaution” after falling ill. Buckingham Palace said the hospital admission a few days later was due to infection.
Her son Prince Charles visited her 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 broke the longevity record of spouses of British emperors 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 a 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 largely confined to Windsor Palace at the age of 94 with the Queen last year, except during the summer at their Scottish Balmoral castle.