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Tue, 23 Feb, 2021

Prince William gives health update on Prince Philip

Prince William gives health update on Prince Philip

Prince William has said Prince Philip is doing "OK" after his 99-year-old grandfather spent a sixth night in hospital.

Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was admitted to hospital on Tuesday as a precautionary measure after feeling ill with an ailment that was not related to COVID-19.

“Yes, he’s OK, they’re keeping an eye on him,” William said on a visit to a vaccination centre in eastern England.

The Duke was taken to the private King Edward VII's Hospital in central London after feeling sick for a short time, said Buckingham Palace.

According to a royal source, doctors are being extra careful and that Philip was in good spirits, although there has been no official update on his condition since last week.

Prince Charles was the first member of the royal family to visit the prince consort, making a 320-km round-trip from home in Gloucestershire on Saturday afternoon.

Prince Harry has also reportedly been in touch with Queen Elizabeth, asking to be "regularly informed" of Philip's condition.