Prince Philip, 99, spends 13th day in hospital with infection in longest-ever stay – Mirror Online

Prince Philip is spending his 13th day in hospital – his longest-ever stay – while he continues to be treated for an infection.

The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London on Tuesday, February 16 as a precautionary measure after feeling unwell.

He walked into the building unaided and has been in “good spirits” during his stay, according to royal sources.

The duke’s previous longest stay in hospital was in 2013, when he had an operation on his abdomen.

Buckingham Palace told the MailOnline it does not expect any updates on his condition today.

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Police officers have been standing guard at the entrance to the hospital in London

Police officers have been standing guard at the entrance to the hospital in London
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Prince Philip’s admission is not related to coronavirus.

The Queen and other royals have continued with their duties while the duke has been in hospital, although some have paid a visit.

The prince has been by son Prince Charles, 72, who appeared in a sombre mood after the 30-minute visit last weekend.

But his youngest son, Prince Edward, 56, told Sky News on Tuesday that his father was getting better.

The Earl of Wessex said: “As far as I’m aware, he’s a lot better … so he’s looking forward to getting out which is the most positive thing.

Edward added with a laugh that his father was “just a bit” frustrated at being in hospital.

The duke's son Prince Edward told Sky News his dad was "just a bit" frustrated over the stay

The duke’s son Prince Edward told Sky News his dad was “just a bit” frustrated over the stay
(Image: Sky News)

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He said: “You can only watch the clock so many times and the walls are only so interesting.

“We’ve had some lovely messages from all sorts of people and we really appreciate that and so does he, I’ve been passing them on.”

Prince William – the duke’s grandson – has also revealed that the senior royal is “OK” and hospital staff were “keeping an eye”.

The Queen is also said to have made a touching gesture to her husband by wearing a silver brooch from their engagement in her latest public appearance.

During a video call with health leaders delivering the Covid-19 vaccine, she called on the public to step up for their jab and issued a rebuke to anti-vaxxers.

And the monarch was seen wearing a brooch she first wore for her engagement to the duke 74 years ago.

The diamond clematis was first worn by Her Majesty in her official engagement photos with Prince Philip in July 1947.

Prince Philip’s stay in hospital has also coincided with grandson Prince Harry’s appearance on ‘The Late Late Show’.

The royal, 36, spoke to host James Corden, 42, about a wide range of issues, including his video calls with his grandparents.

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