The 99-year old Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip has been transferred to St Bartholomew’s hospital, a specialized heart hospital in London, on Monday for treatment of an infection and observation of a pre-existing heart condition, Buckingham Palace announced.
Just two weeks ago, he was admitted to the private King Edward VII’s hospital in central London after he was feeling unwell.
“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 Buckingham Palace said in a statement. “The duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week.”, they added.
Prince Philip retired from royal duties in 2017 and rarely makes a public appearance. During England’s current coronavirus lockdown, Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, has been staying at Windsor Castle, west of London, with Queen Elizabeth.