Britain’s Prince Philip will remain in hospital for several more days while treated for infection, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday

This is the first official update on the 99-year-old man since he was admitted to hospital as a precaution a week ago

“The Duke of Edinburgh remains in King Edward VII Hospital receiving medical treatment for an infection,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement

“He is comfortable and responding to treatment, but he should not leave the hospital for several days”

Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth, entered London’s private hospital on Tuesday evening after being invited by his doctor for admission after feeling unwell

Buckingham Palace said he had to stay in hospital for a few days for observation and that his 94-year-old wife stayed at Windsor Castle, his home in West London where the couple are arrived during the COVID -19 lockdown

Both royals have received their first dose of coronavirus vaccine and Duke’s disease is unrelated to COVID A royal source said he was expected to stay in hospital this week and Philip was in a good mood

Prince William, son of Prince Charles’ heir, said on Monday his grandfather was “OK, they’re keeping an eye on him”

Philip’s illness comes at a difficult time for the Queen and the Monarchy after it was announced last week that William’s younger brother Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan would sever all official royal ties

Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, stepped down in March of last year, and the split was made official on Friday as the couple lost their precious royal patronage

They moved with their son Archie to Southern California to live a more independent life and escape the British media Next month, they will give a “high-profile” interview to US chat show host Oprah Winfrey

The hospitalization of Philip, who has been the Queen’s confidant throughout her 69-year reign and the patriarch of the family, deprives the monarch of his advice

However, the prince has taken a further step back since he retired from public life in 2017, with several of his official roles being taken on by other family members

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