- BBC World News
The Duke of Edinburgh successfully underwent a medical procedure due to a chronic heart condition.
Buckingham Palace reported on Wednesday that the duke will remain in hospital for a few days to treat and recover.
Prince Philip, 99, has 16 nights in the hospital.
He was being treated for an infection and was transferred to London’s St Bartholomew Hospital last Monday for further tests and monitoring of his heart condition.
In 2011, Prince Philip suffered chest pains as the royal family prepared to celebrate Christmas. He was then treated for a blocked coronary artery at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge and had a are, a small metal tube that expands into an artery in the heart.
The duke, who will turn 100 in June, traveled by car on February 16 from Windsor to King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone, central London, as a preventive measure after feeling unwell.
The exact reason for his hospital admission was not disclosed, but it is not linked to a coronavirus infection.
This Monday, Buckingham Palace announced that he would be transferred by ambulance to St Bartholomew Hospital, in the City of London.
This center belongs to the British public health system and houses the largest cardiovascular unit in Europe.
The Royal Family
Prince Charles of Wales visited his father last weekend at King Edward Hospital.
Members of the royal family, including the queen, have continued their official duties during the duke’s stay at the hospital.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, said Prince Philip was “slowly recovering” when asked about his condition during a visit to a covid vaccination center last Wednesday.
The Duke has been treated for other health concerns in recent years, including a bladder infection in 2012 and exploratory tummy tuck in June 2013.
Prince Philip retired from his royal duties in 2017.
Meanwhile, the official Twitter account of the royal family published a photograph of the Duke and Queen at Balmoral Castle in 1976 to celebrate World Book Day.
The news from the palace about the treatment of Prince Felipe arrives days before being broadcast the interview of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, with the American television presenter Oprah Winfrey.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.