The entire Royal Family are ‘united in prayer’ today as Prince Philip began his first full day in Britain’s top cardiology hospital. Reports suggest Prince Philip could stay in the hospital for up to six weeks.
Fears for the Duke of Edinburgh’s health who was transferred to nearby St Bartholomew’s Hospital grow after Prince Philip 99, was taken by ambulance from King Edward VII’s Hospital.
Prince Philip will be running some medical tests and will be placed under observation for a pre-existing heart condition, according to Buckingham Palace.
It is already the longest hospital stay of his life, and he could be there until April if he has an infection in his heart that requires intravenous antibiotics.
According to reports, the Queen has not seen Philip since he went into hospital more than a fortnight ago.
A royal source told the Mirror: ‘The staff and all the Royal Family are united in their prayers for the Duke. There has been an almighty and collective effort to keep him and the Queen safe during the coronavirus crisis over the past 11 months but there was a significant shift in the mood when everyone started finding out the Duke wasn’t coming home any time soon’.