The condition of Prince Philip is slightly improving – informed his daughter-in-law, Duchess of Cornwall Kamila. Queen Elizabeth’s 99-year-old husband has been hospitalized for the third week of infection.
Prince Philip, 99, was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London on February 16. Buckingham Palace then said it was a preventative measure due to malaise. According to sources at the Palace quoted at the time by British media, his hospital stay was not related to the coronavirus.
Last week, Buckingham Palace reported that Filip is being treated for an infection. The type of disease has not been identified. It added that he was not expected to leave the hospital any time soon. A few days later, the Duke of Edinburgh stayed transported to the outpost of Saint Bartholomew, specializing in cardiology and oncology care.
Kamila, Duchess of Cornwall and daughter-in-law of Philip, spoke to volunteers on Wednesday at a vaccination point at St Paul’s Church in the Croydon district of south London. In the video, you can hear the Duchess telling the volunteer that the treatment is “painful at times”, but also that Prince Philip’s condition is “slightly improving”. “We keep our fingers crossed,” she added, before leaving.
In early January both Prince Philip and 94-year-old Elizabeth II were vaccinated against COVID-19. They were given the vaccine at Windsor Castle, where they have spent most of their time since the outbreak began. It was not later reported whether they had also received a second dose of the vaccine.
In 2017, Prince Philip retired from his duties and has rarely appeared in public since then. He was last seen in public in July last year, handing over the ceremonial role of the commander of the regiment of The Rifles, an infantry regiment of the British army, to his daughter-in-law, Princess Kamila.
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