Britain’s Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, was transferred to a different hospital in central London on Monday to have assessments for a pre-existing coronary heart situation, in addition to to obtain treatment for an infection.
Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was admitted to London’s non-public King Edward VII’s Hospital two weeks in the past for treatment for an unspecified infection that isn’t – to COVID-19.
On Monday, Buckingham Palace mentioned he was moved to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, which is a centre of excellence for cardiac care, for additional treatment and remark.
“The Duke stays snug and is responding to treatment however is anticipated to stay in hospital till at the very least the tip of the week,” the palace mentioned in a press release.
Photographers and TV crews on the King Edward hospital had earlier seen a affected person being moved into an ambulance, shielded from watching media exterior by workers with umbrellas and police, though there was no affirmation this was the prince.
Meanwhile, the 94-year-old Queen has remained at her Windsor Castle house to the west of London, the place the couple have been staying in the course of the Corona Virus lockdown, and final week continued to perform her official duties, albeit by video.
They have each acquired their first dose of the COVID vaccine, and the Duke’s sickness is just not – to the virus.
Philip has required hospital treatment a variety of occasions within the final decade for a recurrence of a bladder infection and round Christmas 2011, he had an operation to clear a blocked artery in his coronary heart after being rushed to hospital affected by chest pains.