The Duke of Edinburgh is “feeling a lot better” – but will remain in hospital for now.
Buckingham Palace has confirmed Prince Philip is responding well to treatment and is “comfortable”, but he is not expected to leave King Edward VII Hospital in London for several days.
The announcement comes a week after the 99-year-old was admitted to hospital after feeling unwell.
He was hospitalised as a “precautionary measure” on the advice of his doctor.
The Royal, who has been residing with the Queen at Windsor Castle throughout the coronavirus pandemic, had been feeling unwell for a short period of time before a doctor was called.
He travelled to hospital by car and was “not considered an emergency admission”.
His illness is not Covid-related, aides have confirmed. Prince Philip received his coronavirus vaccine in January.
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Prince Philip retired from public life in August 2017 after decades supporting the Queen and attending events for his own charities and organisations.
The Duke has suffered a number of ailments over the years, including being treated for a blocked coronary artery at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire in December 2011 and a bladder infection in June 2012, forcing him to miss the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the Mirror reports.