Prince Philip health latest: Charles visits dad as Duke remains in hospital for fifth day

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PRINCE PHILIP has been visited by his eldest son Prince Charles in hospital today as the Queen’s husband spends his fifth day in King Edward VII’s hospital in London.

Prince Charles arrived at King Edward VII’s hospital in London at about 3.20pm this afternoon. He is the first member of the Royal Family to visit Philip during the Duke’s four-night stay in hospital. Today marks the fifth day he has spent in hospital.

Photographs from outside the hospital show Charles arriving at in a grey suit, wearing a face mask.

He is understood to have spent 30minutes with his father, before departing the hospital at about 4pm.

The heir to the throne is believed to have travelled from his home in Highgrove, Gloucestershire, to the hospital in central London, a journey of around 100 miles.

It comes as Prince Philip, 99, remains in King Edward VII’s hospital in London. Prince Philip has been in hospital since Tuesday evening and is expected to remain there for several more days.

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Prince Charles has gone to visit his father Prince Philip in hospital (Image: Getty)

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Prince Charles arrived outside the hospital at about 3.20pm today (Image: Getty)

On Wednesday, Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London, on Tuesday evening.

“The Duke’s admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’s Doctor, after feeling unwell.

“The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest.”

Royal sources have confirmed Prince Philip’s hospitalisation was “not an emergency admission”.

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Prince Charles left the hospital at about 4pm this afternoon (Image: Getty)

A royal source said the issue was not coronavirus-related, that he was taken to hospital by car and not an ambulance, and he walked inside unaided.

The Palace have not said why the Duke is in hospital.

On Friday, sources told PA news agency Philip was likely to remain in hospital for a few more days.

The source said: “Following consultation with his doctor the Duke of Edinburgh is likely to remain in hospital for observation and rest over the weekend and into next week.

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British line to the throne (Image: Express)

“As we have said previously the doctor is acting with an abundance of caution. The duke remains in good spirits.”

The Duke, who will turn 100 in June, stood down from official engagements in August 2017 and is now rarely seen in public.

He completed more than 22,000 solo events and thousands more alongside the Queen, during his time as a working royal.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank appeared to have made a touching tribute to Philip with the name of their son.

They decided to call their firstborn August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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