Prince Philip is recovering following a procedure for his heart condition, Buckingham Palace confirmed today in a statement.
- Prince Philip was admitted to King Edward VII's hospital on February 16, after he reported feeling unwell.
- The prince was moved to St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London on Monday, where he will remain over the coming days.
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Prince Philip has undergone a 'successful' procedure of his heart condition, according to Buckingham Palace.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who will turn 100 in June, will remain in hospital for 'treatment, rest and recuperation for a number of days.'
Prince Philip was first taken to King Edward VII's hospital on February 16 after complaints of feeling unwell. On Monday, he was transferred by ambulance to St. Bartholomew's Hospital in the City of London. In a statement following the move, Buckingham Palace explained that the prince would be treated for an infection and monitored for an underlying heart condition.
Several members of the royal family have commented on Prince Philip's health since his admission to hospital. On Wednesday, Camilla Parker Bowles said she had heard the duke is 'slightly improving' and that she had her 'fingers crossed' for his recovery.
Prince Edward, the youngest son of Prince Philip, also shared information on his father's condition. "He's a lot better, thank you very much indeed, and he's looking forward to getting out, which is the most positive thing, so we keep our fingers crossed," he said.
While the details of Prince Philip's heart condition have not been disclosed, this isn't the first time the duke has had coronary issues. In 2011, he was fitted with a stent to treat a blocked artery.
The Queen has not visited her husband and is unlikely to see him until his discharge. Her Majesty reportedly has elected to avoid the hospital as she knows her arrival could cause unnecessary disruption at this especially busy time.
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