At the weekend the 99-year-old got a visit from his son Charles.
Queen husband Prince Philip received a visit from his son Prince Charles in the hospital over the weekend. The 99-year-old stayed in the private King Edward VII clinic in London, where Charles (72) visited him on Saturday for around half an hour.
The aged prince consort was hospitalized for a few days on Tuesday evening for observation – according to the palace in London, a purely precautionary measure. What the Duke of Edinburgh suffered from remained a private matter. However, the stay should not be related to Corona. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband both had their first corona vaccination in January.
The Queen and other members of the royal family continued to attend official appointments throughout the week. Observers had initially seen this as a reassuring sign of the Prince Consort’s state of health.
Prince Charles traveled a long way from his country estate, Highgrove House, which is more than 100 miles away near Bristol, to visit. Previously, he is said to have not seen his father in person for a few months because of the applicable corona restrictions. According to the website, visitors to King Edward VII Hospital are only allowed in “exceptional circumstances”.
Princess Eugenie shows son August
More happy news came over the weekend from the Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie, and her husband Jack Brooksbank: “We want to introduce you to August Philip Hawke Brooksbank,” wrote the young mother on Instagram for a photo of her son, who was born on February 9th – wrapped in a light blue blanket – can be seen with his proud parents.
“Our hearts are full of love for this little person, words cannot describe that,” explained the princess. It is the first child of the 30-year-old and her husband Jack Brooksbank (35) – and already the Queen’s ninth great-grandson.
The middle name Philip is considered a tribute to Eugenie’s grandfather. Little August is currently in eleventh place in the British line of succession, but should slip to number twelve in a few months – when Prince Harry and Meghan have their second child.
Final separation from the royal family
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would no longer be returning as working members of the royal family, Buckingham Palace said at the end of the week. With this, the couple also lose their numerous patrons and Harry loses his honorary military titles.
The couple, who now live in California, said they would remain closely connected to the organizations. “We can all live a life in the service of the common good. That is universal,” said the couple’s spokesman – a reaction that, according to insiders, should have been felt by the royal family as inappropriate.
(WHAT / dpa)