LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip was transferred Monday to a specialised London coronary heart hospital to bear testing and remark for a pre-existing coronary heart situation as he continues remedy for an unspecified an infection, Buckingham Palace mentioned.
The 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II was moved from King Edward VII’s Hospital, the place he has been handled since Feb. 17, to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, which focuses on cardiac care. As Philip was moved right into a ready ambulance for the switch, folks held up open umbrellas to protect him from photographers and the general public.
The palace says Philip “stays snug and is responding to remedy however is predicted to stay in hospital till not less than the tip of the week.’’
Philip was admitted to the personal King Edward VII’s Hospital in London after feeling in poor health. Philip’s sickness isn’t believed to be associated to COVID-19. Each he and the queen, 94, acquired a primary dose of a coronavirus vaccine in early January.
The Bart’s Coronary heart Centre is Europe’s greatest specialised cardiovascular middle, the Nationwide Well being Service mentioned. The middle seeks to carry out extra coronary heart surgical procedure, MRI and CT scans than every other service on the planet.
Philip, who retired from royal duties in 2017, hardly ever seems in public. Throughout England’s present coronavirus lockdown, Philip, also referred to as the Duke of Edinburgh, has been staying at Windsor Fort, west of London, with the queen.
Philip married the then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and is the longest-serving royal consort in British historical past. He and the queen have 4 youngsters, eight grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
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