The 99-year-old Prince Philip has been moved from King Edward VII hospital and was taken to a leading high-tech teaching hospital in London, Buckingham Palace said Monday.
According to the palace statement, “The Duke of Edinburgh was today transferred from King Edward VII's Hospital to St. Bartholomew's Hospital where doctors will continue to treat him for an infection, as well as undertake testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition. The Duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week.”
The Palace issued the statement after rumors circulated that he left. Photos emerged of an unidentified patient being moved by ambulance, with umbrellas up to screen the person’s identity.
As of today (Tuesday) he will have been in hospital for two weeks. Observers are concerned that his health will be further compromised amid the stress of watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s “bombshell” interview with Oprah Winfrey, set to drop Sunday on CBS.
In clips, Harry spoke of his fear of “history repeating itself” in terms of the treatment his wife has received, believing it echoes the treatment of his mother, the late Princess Diana.
In one of the clips, Harry said: “I can't begin to imagine what it must have been like for her going through this process by herself all those years ago, because it has been unbelievably tough for the two of us – but at least we had each other.”