Queen visits Duke of Edinburgh in hospital
Prince Philip ‘mending very well’
THE Duke of Edinburgh remained in hospital today.
He has been visited by the Queen and the Duke of York, who said his father was “mending very well”.
Philip, who was forced to miss some of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations because of a bladder infection, has now been visited by the Queen, Andrew, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children, Louise and James.
The Queen spent around 50 minutes at her husband’s bedside and smiled broadly when she came out of the King Edward VII Hospital in central London, as a small crowd of well-wishers cheered.
She did not say anything to the gathered media but Buckingham Palace said the Duke’s condition had “improved considerably”, adding that he is likely to remain in hospital for a “few days”.
Philip, who is 91 on Sunday, was admitted to hospital on Monday.
He has now spent three nights in hospital.
A palace statement said: “The treatment of his infection continues with antibiotics.
“He is likely to remain in hospital over the next few days. He is in good spirits.”