Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, was transferred back to a private hospital today after undergoing a successful heart procedure in a specialized clinic, world agencies reported, citing Buckingham Palace, BTA reported.
On Wednesday, the Duke of Edinburgh underwent an intervention at London’s St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, which has a specialized cardiology center.
Prince Philip was transferred to St. Bartholomew on Monday after being admitted to King Edward Seventh’s private hospital on February 16 to be treated for an infection that was reported to be unrelated to Covid-19. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were vaccinated against the coronavirus in January. The Duke of Edinburgh has had heart problems for years, the agencies recall.
Buckingham Palace now reports that Her Majesty’s husband has been transported back to King Edward VII, where he is expected to be treated and recovered for several more days.
Since being admitted to hospital in mid-February, Prince Philip has been visited publicly only by his son and heir to the throne, Prince Charles.
Queen Elizabeth II is at Windsor Castle, where she and her husband have been living since last spring because of the coronavirus pandemic. Her Majesty continues to perform her official duties through video. The Duke of Edinburgh withdrew from public engagement in 2017.