Last week, we reported that Prince Philip had been hospitalized after he told doctors he was feeling ill, and doctors decided to send him to the hospital for “observation and rest” just to be safe. Now, Prince William is opening up about his grandfather’s condition.
“He’s OK,” William said of the 99-year-old, according to People Magazine. “They’re keeping an eye on him.”
This comes after William’s father Prince Charles visited his father at London’s King Edward VII Hospital. He reportedly arrived by car and stayed at the hospital for thirty minutes, according to Fox News. The hospital website states that because of COVID-19, visits are only allowed in “exceptional circumstances.”
Royal biographer Penny Junor said jokingly that doctors and nurses at the hospital “would not want” Philip on their shift since he gets “irritated” by people fussing over him.
“I think he (Prince Philip) can be quite blunt and I think if he felt people were fussing over him he could be quite outspoken about that,” Junor said. “This is a man who doesn’t want any fuss made of his 100th birthday, so the fact he’s in hospital and getting some fuss made of him will really irritate him.”
Royal sources said that the husband of Queen Elizabeth had been “sprightly” and was seen “in very good humor” before his admission. He is reportedly in “good spirits” and is staying in a private wing at the hospital, which he walked into unassisted on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the 94 year-old Queen has been continuing her royal duties at Windsor Castle. Yesterday, she spoke on the phone with the First Sea Lord, Admiral Tony Radakin, about the work of the Royal Navy.
Philip and the Queen each received their coronavirus vaccines last month, which is something they went public about in the hopes of encouraging others to get the vaccine as well. Philip is preparing to celebrate his 100th birthday in June, and since he retired from royal duties in 2017, he has stayed busy. with reading, writing and painting.
Please join us in saying a prayer for Prince Philip! We hope he makes a full recovery and is able to celebrate his 100th birthday later this year.