Prince Charles visits his father in hospital


With concern around his 99 year-old father’s extended hospital stay, the Prince of Wales made a 200 mile round trip to spend 30 minutes at the Duke of Edinburgh’s bedside. Following The Duke’s admission on February 16, where he walked unaided into King Edward VII hospital in central London, an official statement had said: “His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London, on Tuesday evening. The Duke’s admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’ doctor, after feeling unwell.  The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest.” Following the visit on Saturday, Buckingham Palace reiterated that the extension of the hospital stay was from “an abundance of caution” and not a medical emergency. Prince Charles was the first member of the Royal Family to visit his father, whom he had not seen since before Christmas. The Duke has been living at Windsor Castle with The Queen during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. The fact that Prince Charles did not stay in the capital or go to Windsor following the visit, but returned to his Gloucestershire home Highgrove House was taken as a positive sign. The visit came just one day after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s final exit as working members of the House of Windsor was announced.




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