Queen Elizabeth’s 99-year-old husband Prince Philip has been transferred to a secondary hospital for further testing and treatment following his recent admission London’s King Edward VII hospital.

The Duke of Edinburgh has been moved to St Bartholomew’s to undergo testing for a heart condition along with treatment for an infection.

However, despite the move and prolonged hospital stay, Buckingham Palace is seeking to reassure the public that the duke is doing well.

“The duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week,” Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement.

The news comes following revelations that the Duke had summoned his son Prince Charles to his sickbed to plan for the family’s future.

While the nature of the Prince’s visit to the hospital has not been confirmed, he was spotted visiting King Edward VII hospital last week for around an hour and was the first member of the royal family to visit the duke since he was admitted.

It is believed that Prince Charles had not seen his father since before Christmas because of the UK’s coronavirus restrictions. Hospital visitors are currently only permitted in the UK in exceptional circumstances.


Prince Philip is due to turn 100 in June this year.