PRINCE Charles has arrived at London’s King Edward VII Hospital to visit his father Prince Philip.
The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, was taken to the hospital on Tuesday and is expected to remain there for several more days.
He has been told he needs to stay in bed for “rest and observation” after was taken ill at Windsor Castle earlier this week.
Prince Philip has been treated at the same London hospital for several ailments in previous years.
It is understood he had felt unwell for several days before royal doctors ordered him to hospital as a “precautionary measure”.
He was driven 26 miles from Windsor Castle in a private car and walked into the hospital unaided.
Philip had his virus jab six weeks ago and his admission is not as a result of Covid.
All patients are tested for the virus before being admitted and in their rooms.
The Duke is used to being surrounded by restrictions after almost a year moving between Windsor Castle, Balmoral and Sandringham with just a small staff.
A team of 24 work three weeks on and three weeks off with a period of quarantine to prevent Covid.
No one has to wear a mask but everyone in close contact with the Queen and Duke has been tested.
Buckingham Palace said it would not give a running commentary on the Duke’s health.
A spokesman said last night: “He was admitted for rest and observation and that continues.”