On Tuesday, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip started his four-week stay at St. Batholomew’s Hospital under the care of specialist heart doctors, Daily Mail reported.
The duke was transported from King Edward VII’s Hospital where he stayed two weeks as he was treated for an infection.
The 99-year old will undergo testing and observation of heard condition, Buckingham Palace explained. The hospital is considered the UK’s largest heart center.
Buckingham Palace spokesman announced: “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…”
Declared as the longest hospital stay of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth has not seen her husband since his illness.
It is expected that the duke’s stay at the hospital could be stretched to six weeks.
Last Friday, many royal reports indicated that the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, was set to stay for a second weekend in the King Edward VII hospital according to the Sun.
In the latest update issued on Tuesday, Buckingham Palace said: that Prince Philip is “comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave the hospital for several days.”
In the same context, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, expressed that his grandfather was doing “OK”.
He added: “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.”
Prince Edward continued: “We’ve had some brilliant and lovely messages from all sorts of people and we really appreciate that and so does he, I’ve been passing them on.
The only visit Prince Philip received was a 30-minute visit paid by the heir of the throne, the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles since the duke was transported to hospital 10 days ago.