Prince Philip to remain in hospital as he fights infection, Palace says

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Prince Philip is being treated for an infection and is “comfortable and responding to treatment”, Buckingham Palace said.

He is not expected to leave hospital for several days.

In a short statement, Buckingham Palace said: "The Duke of Edinburgh remains at King Edward VII's Hospital where he is receiving medical attention for an infection.

"He is comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave hospital for several days."

The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, was taken to King Edward VII's Hospital in central London last week after feeling "unwell".

He was taken last Tuesday as a "precautionary measure" following a discussion with his doctor.

Prince Charles visited him in hospital on Saturday, February 20.

He arrived at the back of the hospital at around 3.25pm and was seen leaving at about 4pm.

Prince Philip received his coronavirus vaccine last month, along with the Queen, 94.

The couple have been self-isolating in Windsor Castle during lockdown.

Prince Edward said Prince Philip, his dad, was feeling a "lot better".

He told Sky News: "He's a lot better, thank you very much indeed and he's looking forward to getting out, which is the most positive thing so we keep our fingers crossed."

Asked whether Philip was frustrated to be in hospital, he laughed and replied: "Just a bit.

"I think that gets to all of us, and then, you can only watch the clock so many times and the walls are only so interesting."

He added: "We've had some brilliant and lovely messages from all sorts of people and we really appreciate that and so does he, I've been passing them on.

"It's fantastic, thank you."

Speaking on Monday, Philip's grandson Prince William said he is "ok" but that doctors are still “keeping an eye on him”.

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