Prince Charles has spoken to Prince Philip ‘several times’ and is ‘thrilled’ his father is home from hospital

Prince Philip reunited with the Queen yesterday after spending a month in hospital

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales gives a speech during a visit to Kellogg College in Oxford to receive the Bynum Tudor Fellowship on March 5, 2020 in Oxford, England.
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Prince Charles has shared how “thrilled” he is that Prince Philip has left hospital after his longest ever stay, revealing he’s spoken to his father “several times”. 

Prince Charles has opened up for the first time since his father Prince Philip left King Edward VII’s Hospital yesterday. The Duke of Edinburgh was first admitted to the hospital on February 16 as a “precautionary measure” after “feeling unwell”. Following this, he was later transferred to St Bartholomew’s Hospital and is understood to have had a “successful procedure" for a "pre-existing heart condition”.

Prince Philip then returned to King Edward VII’s on March 5 where he recuperated, returning to Windsor Castle yesterday morning. After leaving the hospital after what is believed to be his longest-ever stay, he shared a statement thanking the medical staff who looked after him as well as everyone who had sent “good wishes”. 

Throughout his time in hospital, it’s been suggested that the Queen leaned on her loved ones for support, including her eldest son Prince Charles. He was reportedly her “pillar of strength” during this time and the prince also visited his father in hospital in “exceptional circumstances” during lockdown. 

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Now Prince Charles has spoken about his joy at his father leaving King Edward VII’s and returning to Windsor Castle. Yesterday, he and Duchess Camilla made a public visit to Finsbury Park Mosque’s pop-up vaccination centre. 

According to, when asked during the visit about his father’s return to Windsor Castle, Prince Charles said he was “thrilled” about it, before going on to reveal he’d “spoken to him several times.”

“I’ll be sure he knows you're very pleased he’s out,” he continued. 

A royal source also reportedly told PEOPLE that Prince Philip is “in good spirits” as he reunited with his wife of over seven decades yesterday. While her husband was in hospital, the Queen continued to carry out her royal duties, although she could be seen to send a message to Philip by wearing her sentimental engagement brooch during a recent video call. 

The devoted couple will no doubt have been delighted to see each other after this time apart.

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.

Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.

In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for 

After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!