Philip transferred to another hospital for tests

Brenda Watkins
March 3, 2021

The Duke was admitted to the private hospital in central London, on Feb 16 for "rest and observation" after feeling unwell.

Rather, they added, it was due to an "abundance of caution" by his doctor.

Prince Philip had been at the King Edward VII's hospital in London for 13 days after being admitted on February 16.

On Feb. 20, Prince Charles was spotted visiting his father in the hospital in London and left teary-eyed.

The 99-year-old was taken to hospital as a "precautionary measure" on February 18 after "feeling unwell", where he has remained for nearly two weeks - his longest stay in hospital so far.

"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", a statement from Buckingham Palace said.

Prince Philip, a former naval officer, was treated at the same hospital in August 2012 after a recurrence of a bladder infection that laid him low during the Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations.

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Queen Elizabeth II's 99-year-old husband Prince Philip on Monday left the private London hospital where he had spent almost two weeks to have heart tests and treatment at another hospital, Buckingham Palace said. In December 2019, he received hospital treatment for a pre-existing condition.

The duke's youngest child, Prince Edward, told Sky News late last month that he had spoken with his father by phone.

Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, retired from public duties in 2017 and rarely appears in public.

"So we keep our fingers crossed".

Asked if the Duke, who famously doesn't want people to make a fuss when it comes to his health or his special anniversaries, was frustrated at being in hospital, Prince Edward added: "Just a bit! I think it affects all of us, and then you can only look at the clock so many times and the walls are very interesting".

The Queen and her husband have spent most of the past year at Windsor Castle, outside London, having moved away from Buckingham Palace during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020.

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