Prince Philip latest hospital news – Camilla reveals Duke is 'slightly improved' after heart condition hospital transfer

Prince Philip latest hospital news – Camilla reveals Duke is 'slightly improved' after heart condition hospital transfer

March 3, 2021

PRINCE Philip's condition has "slightly improved" after being transferred to a second hospital, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has revealed.

Asked about the Duke by a volunteer during a visit to a vaccination centre in Croydon, Prince Charles' wife said the Royal Family have "finger crossed" for his recovery.

She also revealed Philip "hurts at moments" but didn't give any more details about his current condition.

The Duke is currently on his 16th day in hospital and has still been unable to see the Queen due to Covid restrictions.

The Duke of Edinburgh was taken to the King Edward VII hospital on February 16 as a "precautionary measure" for an infection.

But the Duke was transferred by ambulance to London's St Bartholomew Hospital earlier this week and is now also being treated for a heart condition.

Follow our Prince Philip live blog below for the very latest on his condition…

  • John Hall

    WHEN DOES PRINCE PHILIP TURN 100?

    Prince Philip will celebrate his 100th birthday on June 10 this year.

    He is the oldest male member of the British Royal Family to have ever lived.

    Although royal insiders say he wants "no fuss" for his big day and "doesn't want anything to do with" the celebrations.

  • John Hall

    QUEEN IS 'KEEPING CALM AND CARRYING ON'

    The Queen is "keeping calm and carrying on" while Prince Philip is in hospital.

    She has bravely put aside any worries about Prince Philip's health to fulfil her "duties as head of state", the Daily Express reports.

    Royal correspondent Richard Palmer said: "The Queen spoke by phone with the head of the Army, the Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, earlier today.

    "Buckingham Palace is sending out the message that she is keeping calm and carrying on with her duties as head of state despite Philip’s illness."

  • John Hall

    WHAT HAS PRINCE PHILIP PREVIOUSLY BEEN IN HOSPITAL FOR?

    This is not the first time the royal has spent time in hospital, having been admitted for a “precautionary measure” in December 2019.

    Prince Philip also underwent a hip replacement operation back in April 2018 – five years after having exploratory surgery on his abdomen.

    But the Duke of Edinburgh has been plagued by bladder infections and a blocked coronary artery among other ailments.

    He was also taken to hospital following a car crash in January 2019 – but this was only a precaution after walking away unscathed.

  • John Hall

    QUEEN'S SPECIAL BROADCAST TO COMMONWEALTH

    The Queen will address the Commonwealth in a special TV broadcast on Sunday, March 7.

    It's not known how long the Duke of Edinburgh will remain in hospital for, but the Monarch is still scheduled to share her annual message this weekend.

    She will make a rare televised address to mark Commonwealth Day, as the usual church service has been cancelled due to Covid.

    And her address is expected to air on BBC One just hours before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's tell-all with Oprah Winfrey is aired in the US.

    The Queen’s message will be pre-recorded at Windsor Castle then broadcast as part of BBC programme A Celebration for Commonwealth Day.

  • John Hall

    CAN PRINCE PHILIP HAVE VISITORS?

    Prince Philip was transferred on Monday from the private King Edward VII hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital, which is a centre of excellence for cardiac care, in London.

    On Tuesday he had tests for a pre-existing heart condition and treatment for an unspecified infection which is not Covid-related.

    Although Prince Charles visited Philip at King Edward, visitors are only allowed into clinical areas of St Bartholomew’s for very limited reasons, explains Reuters.

    Buckingham Palace has said he is comfortable and responding to treatment.

  • Debbie White

    SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR PRINCE PHILIP FROM ITV

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Oprah interview "will be cancelled by ITV if Prince Philip's health worsens."

    The bombshell tell-all interview is set to air in the US on Sunday – but the broadcast may be pulled off air in the UK due to Prince Philip’s ill health, sources claim.

    With the Duke of Edinburgh in hospital, aged 99, it is thought ITV is ready to pull the plug should Prince Philip deteriorate, reports Birmingham Mail.

    Sources say the mood at Buckingham Palace has "shifted" after the Duke was transferred to a new hospital earlier this week.

    One insider told the Daily Express: “I don’t imagine CBS will care but ITV won’t be able to broadcast it.”

  • Debbie White

    'PRINCE HARRY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF DISRESPECT TOWARDS GRANDFATHER' – COLUMNIST

    Prince Harry has been urged to put his and Meghan Markle's tell-all with Oprah Winfrey 'on ice' while is grandfather, Prince Philip, remains in hospital.

    Writing an opinion piece in today's Daily Star, columnist Dawn Neesom rages that she doesn't care "whether you are prince or pauper you do NOT treat your grandparents with this level of ­disregard and disrespect.

    "He’s 99 years old and this is his second week in hospital. You don’t need to be particularly bright to work out that this is serious.

    "These two have wealth, health, youth and a whole world bursting with opportunity to do good and yet they use their time to moan how insufferable their privileged ­beyond lives have been.

    "During the best of times this is clearly melodramatic nonsense but with your grandad in hospital this is very far from the best of times."

  • Debbie White

    MOUNTED COPS ARRIVE AT ST BARTHOLOMEW'S HOSPITAL

    Mounted police have been photographed riding into St Bartholomew's Hospital.

    The were snapped this morning, March 3, at St Barts in central London, where Prince Philip, 99, has been transferred.

    On Monday the Duke of Edinburgh left the private London hospital where he had spent nearly two weeks to have heart tests and treatment at another hospital, Buckingham Palace said.

    Mounted police at St Barts Hospital, LondonCredit: Reuters
    Police are also outside the hospitalCredit: EPA
  • Debbie White

    THE QUEEN'S TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO PHILIP

    The Queen recently paid a touching tribute to ill husband Prince Philip by wearing the silver brooch she donned for their engagement 74 years ago.

    The 94-year-old monarch, given her coronavirus injection weeks ago, was pictured wearing the special brooch in a video call where she dubbed Covid a “plague”.

    Her Majesty first wore the six-petal diamond flower brooch as Princess Elizabeth, aged 21.

    Official black and white photos show the future Queen wearing the jewellery next to her husband-to-be for the announcement in July 1947.

    It was given to her by the Royal Household for her 21st birthday weeks earlier and is rarely seen.

    The Queen was videoed wearing her special brooch in tribute to her ailing husband
    She wore the same flower brooch for her 1947 engagement photo
  • Debbie White

    MORE ON ST BARTS HOSPITAL

    St Bartholomew's Hospital, where Prince Philip is being treated, was founded in 1123 in the city of London next to St Paul's Cathedral.

    It is a leading specialist in cardiovascular health and has state-of-the-art treatments for a full range of heart conditions.

    The hospital – known locally as St Barts – includes ten theatres, ten catheter labs and more than 300 general, cardiac and critical care beds.

    The NHS says the centre aspires to perform more heart surgery, MRI and CT scans than any other service in the world.

    St Barts survived both the Great Fire of London and the Blitz and is also a teaching hospital.

  • Debbie White

    ROYAL FAMILY 'UNITED IN PRAYER' FOR PHILIP

    The Royal Family remains "united in prayers" after Prince Philip was moved to a specialist hospital for treatment for an infection and heart condition.

    The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, was transferred to St Bartholomew's in London where he will stay until at least the end of this week, Buckingham Palace revealed on Monday.

    A source was quoted in the Mirror as saying: "The staff and all the Royal Family are united in their prayers for the Duke.

    "There has been an almighty and collective effort to keep him and the Queen safe during the coronavirus crisis over the past 11 months."

  • Debbie White

    WHEN IS PRINCE PHILIP'S BIRTHDAY?

    Prince Philip, otherwise known as the Duke of Edinburgh, turned 99 in June, 2020.

    He will hit a significant milestone this year when he turns 100.

    He was born in 1921 in Greece, and has been married to the Queen for more than 70 years.

    His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, while his mother was Princess Alice of Battenberg.

    Raised in the UK, he was also educated in France and Germany, later joining the Navy and serving in World War II.

    Prince Philip
  • Debbie White

    QUEEN'S SPECIAL BROADCAST TO COMMONWEALTH

    The Queen will address the Commonwealth in a special TV broadcast on Sunday, March 7.

    It's not known how long the Duke of Edinburgh will remain in hospital for, but the Monarch is still scheduled to share her annual message this weekend.

    She will make a rare televised address to mark Commonwealth Day, as the usual church service has been cancelled due to Covid.

    And her address is expected to air on BBC One just hours before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's tell-all with Oprah Winfrey is aired in the US.

    The Queen’s message will be pre-recorded at Windsor Castle then broadcast as part of BBC programme A Celebration for Commonwealth Day.

    The Queen's audio message will be played over footage of Her Majesty at Windsor Castle
  • Debbie White

    QUEEN TAKES CALLS WITH CHANCELLOR AND ARMY CHIEF AS PHILIP REMAINS IN HOSPITAL

    The Queen has continued with her official duties by holding calls with the Chancellor and the head of the British Army, as the Duke of Edinburgh undergoes testing in hospital for a pre-existing heart condition.

    On Tuesday evening, the Monarch carried out her traditional pre-Budget audience with Rishi Sunak, ahead of his statement on Wednesday.

    Mr Sunak was pictured on the Treasury's Twitter account at his desk as he spoke to the head of state on the telephone.

    Earlier, in her role as Head of the Armed Forces, the Queen, 94, spoke with Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, by phone from Windsor Castle.

    The pair discussed how the Army has continued to support communities throughout the UK amid the coronavirus pandemic, as well as carrying out operational duties overseas.

    Rishi Sunak had a chat with the Monarch on Tuesday ahead of the Budget
  • Debbie White

    CAN PRINCE PHILIP HAVE VISITORS?

    Prince Philip was transferred on Monday from the private King Edward VII hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital, which is a centre of excellence for cardiac care, in London.

    On Tuesday he had tests for a pre-existing heart condition and treatment for an unspecified infection which is not Covid-related.

    Although Prince Charles visited Philip at King Edward, visitors are only allowed into clinical areas of St Bartholomew’s for very limited reasons, explains Reuters.

    Buckingham Palace has said he is comfortable and responding to treatment.

    A City of London cop stands guard outside St Barts HospitalCredit: AFP or licensors
  • Debbie White

    ITV TO 'DROP £1MILLION SUSSEXES INTERVIEW IF PRINCE PHILIP WORSENS'

    ITV plans to 'drop' the £1million Oprah Winfrey interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex if Prince Philip's health worsens in hospital, reports Birmingham Live.

    Industry sources explained that the broadcaster had doubled its earlier £500,000 bid to secure the UK rights to air the two-hour tell-all next Monday.

    But ITV is said to be concerned about Prince Philip's health, after he was transferred to St Bartholomew's Hospital in London.

  • Britta Zeltmann

    KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON

    The Queen kept calm and carried on with royal duties yesterday while Philip remains in hospital.

    Her Majesty continued her official duties by holding a call with the Chancellor.

    On Tuesday evening, the monarch carried out her traditional pre-Budget audience with Rishi Sunak, ahead of his statement today.

    The Royal Family tweeted: "Earlier this evening, The Queen held an Audience via telephone with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon. Rishi Sunak MP."

  • Hana Carter

    PHILIP IN GOOD HANDS AT ST BARTHOLOMEW’S – BRITAIN’S OLDEST HOSPITAL WITH EXCELLENCE IN CARDIAC CARE

    The Duke of Edinburgh has been transferred to a hospital which is a centre of excellence for cardiac care.

    St Bartholomew’s Hospital, part of Barts Health NHS Trust, is in the City of London close to St Paul’s Cathedral, and is Britain’s oldest hospital.

    Barts Heart Centre, based in the hospital’s state-of-the-art King George V building, is Europe’s largest specialised cardiovascular centre, according to the NHS website.

    It has 10 theatres, 10 cath labs and more than 300 general, cardiac and critical care beds.

    The NHS said the centre aspires to perform more heart surgery, MRI and CT scans than any other service in the world.

  • Hana Carter

    PHILIP IN GOOD HANDS AT ST BARTHOLOMEW’S – BRITAIN’S OLDEST HOSPITAL WITH EXCELLENCE IN CARDIAC CARE

    The Duke of Edinburgh has been transferred to a hospital which is a centre of excellence for cardiac care.

    St Bartholomew’s Hospital, part of Barts Health NHS Trust, is in the City of London close to St Paul’s Cathedral, and is Britain’s oldest hospital.

    Barts Heart Centre, based in the hospital’s state-of-the-art King George V building, is Europe’s largest specialised cardiovascular centre, according to the NHS website.

    It has 10 theatres, 10 cath labs and more than 300 general, cardiac and critical care beds.

    The NHS said the centre aspires to perform more heart surgery, MRI and CT scans than any other service in the world.

  • Hana Carter

    WHAT IS PRINCE PHILIP'S BACKGROUND?

    Prince Philip has been married to the Queen for more than 70 years.

    His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, while his mother was Princess Alice of Battenberg.

    Philip was born on June 10, 1921, in Corfu, Greece, but his family was exiled when he was just a child.

    Raised in the UK, he was also educated in France and Germany, later joining the Navy and serving in World War II.

    A keen sports' fan, he has been involved in a number of events including developing the equestrian event of carriage driving.

  • Hana Carter

    PRINCE PHILIP’S FUNNIEST EVER MOMENTS

    PRINCE Philip has accompanied the Queen around the world multiple times in the 70 years they have been married.

    He has undertaken solo Royal duties and been the Queen’s companion as she tours the UK and the globe – while making the public chuckle, cry with laughter and occasionally cringe at his off-the-cuff comments.

    Here we have compiled a list of 17 times the Duke of Edinburgh made us laugh and wince.

    Read on for the full list.

  • Alice Fuller

    'MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT THAN OPRAH CHAT'

    The Royal family have “more important things to worry about” than Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, according to royal aides.

    Two trailers of the TV talk promising “shocking” royal revelations were released yesterday as the frail Prince Philip, 99 moved hospital for heart checks.

    Buckingham Palace aides have told The Telegraph that the family’s focus is solely on the poorly Duke.

    One said: “The family is very worried about him and their thoughts are very much with him rather than this Oprah interview. They have much more important things to worry about.”

    While another senior aide said: “This programme is really not something we are focusing on at the moment.”

  • Alice Fuller

    ROYAL FAMILY 'UNITED IN PRAYERS'

    The Royal Family is "united in prayers" after Prince Philip was moved to a specialist hospital.

    The Mirror reports the Prince's nearest and dearest are pulling together amid his ongoing health crisis.

    One source was quoted as saying: "The staff and all the Royal Family are united in their prayers for the Duke.

    "There has been an almighty and collective effort to keep him and the Queen safe during the coronavirus crisis over the past 11 months."

    However the insider added there had been "a significant shift in the mood when everyone started finding out the Duke wasn’t coming home any time soon".

  • Alice Fuller

    WHERE IS PRINCE PHILIP BEING TREATED?

    Prince Philip was yesterday transferred to a different hospital while he battles an infection and pre-existing heart condition.

    The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, was taken to the King Edward VII hospital almost two weeks ago as a "precautionary measure".

    Buckingham Palace said he has been moved to London's St Bartholomew's hospital until at least the end of the week.

  • Alice Fuller

    WHEN DOES PRINCE PHILIP TURN 100?

    Prince Philip will celebrate his 100th birthday on June 10 this year.

    He is the oldest male member of the British Royal Family to have ever lived.

    Although royal insiders say he wants "no fuss" for his big day and "doesn't want anything to do with" the celebrations.

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