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Prince William gives update on Prince Philip’s condition as the 99-year old remains in hospital

Prince Philip is “OK”, Prince William has said after his 99-year-old grandfather spent a sixth night in hospital.

Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was admitted to hospital on Tuesday as a precautionary measure after feeling ill with an ailment that was not related to COVID-19.

“Yes, he’s OK, they’re keeping an eye on him,” William said on a visit to a vaccination centre in eastern England.

Royal reporters said he delivered his message with a wink.

The Duke of Cambridge during his visit to the King's Lynn Corn Exchange Vaccination Centre in King's Lynn, Norfolk, where he paid tribute to the efforts of staff administering the Covid-19 vaccine.
Camera IconThe Duke of Cambridge during his visit to the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Vaccination Centre in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, where he paid tribute to the efforts of staff administering the Covid-19 vaccine. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA

The Duke was admitted to the private King Edward VII’s Hospital in central London after feeling unwell for a short period, Buckingham Palace said, and was kept in over the weekend for further observation.

A royal source said doctors had been acting out of an abundance of caution and that Philip was in good spirits.

Police stand guard outside the King Edward VII hospital In London, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, where Britain's Prince Philip is being treated.
Camera IconPolice stand guard outside the King Edward VII hospital In London, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, where Britain’s Prince Philip is being treated. Credit: Alastair Grant/AP

Son and heir Prince Charles paid him a brief visit on Saturday, although there has been no official update on his condition since last week.

Philip, who retired from official engagements in 2017, spent four nights at the same hospital at the end of 2019 while being treated for a pre-existing condition.

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