Prince Philip has been transferred to another central London hospital for continued medical treatment, where he’ll stay until at least the end of the week.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace confirmed the 99-year-old was moved to St Bartholomew’s Hospital, a specialist hospital internationally renowned for heart treatments and cardiac services.
“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 added.
The statement comes after a flurry of activity outside King Edward hospital where an ambulance was seen picking up the Duke. Staff and police used umbrellas to shield the duke from public view.
It’s almost two weeks now since Prince Philip was admitted to hospital, where he walked in unaided, for what the Palace said was for a few days of “rest and observation” out of “an abundance of caution”.