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Prince Philip leaves King Edward VII’s Hospital

Written by on 16/03/2021

Prince Philip has left King Edward VII’s Hospital after his longest ever stay.

Earlier, police had blocked vehicle access to the private hospital in central London, where the Duke of Edinburgh had been recovering from a heart procedure.

Four police officers had arrived on motorcycles to join a dozen officers at the entrance of the hospital.

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Britain's Prince Philip leaves the King Edward VII hospital in the back of a car in London, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. The 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II has been hospitalized after a heart procedure. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Image: The Duke of Edinburgh has left King Edward VII’s Hospital in central London after a month’s stay. Pic AP

Prince Philip was first admitted to hospital on 16 February before moving to St Bartholomew’s Hospital two weeks later, where he underwent a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition.

He was moved back to King Edward VII’s Hospital days later.

The duke spent 28 nights in hospital as an in-patient – his longest ever stay.

The exact reason for his initial admission was not disclosed, but it was not related to coronavirus.

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He was visited by his eldest son Charles, the Prince of Wales, who made a 200-mile round trip to see his father last month and stayed for around 30 minutes.

The duke, the nation’s longest-serving consort who turns 100 in June, left the hospital in the back of a black BMW on Tuesday morning.

The Prince of Wales arriving at the King Edward VII Hospital in London where the Duke of Edinburgh was admitted on Tuesday evening as a precautionary measure after feeling unwell. Picture date: Saturday February 20, 2021.
Image: The Prince of Wales made a 200-mile round trip to visit his father in hospital

Prince Philip has been treated for heart problems in the past.

In 2011 the duke was rushed to hospital by helicopter from Sandringham after suffering chest pains as the Royal Family was preparing for Christmas.

He has spent most of lockdown residing at Windsor Castle with the Queen for their safety, alongside a reduced household of staff dubbed HMS Bubble.

The couple, who have been married for 73 years, received their first COVID-19 jabs in January.

 Sky News

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