Prince Philip ‘slightly improving’ but Camilla reveals his treatment ‘hurts at moments’


PRINCE Philip is “slightly improving” but his treatment for an infection and pre-existing heart condition “hurts”, Camilla Parker-Bowles said.

The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, was transferred to St Bartholomew’s in London on Monday where he will stay until at least the end of the week.

Prince Philip’s condition is said to be improving

He is undergoing testing for his heart problem at the hospital, which is one of the country’s leading specialist cardiac centres.

The Duchess of Cornwall gave an update on her father-in-law today as she visited a vaccination centre in Croydon, South London.

She confirmed his condition is “slightly improving” but his treatment “hurts at moments”.

Camilla said the royal family are all keeping their “fingers crossed” for the prince.

Philip was pictured leaving London’s King Edward VII clinic in an ambulance on Monday as police guarded his way.

He has so far spent a total of 14 nights being cared for by medics – his longest ever stay in hospital.

Buckingham Palace previously said the Duke, who is just three months away from his 100th birthday, walked into the hospital unaided and received medical attention for an infection.

And in an update last Tuesday, the Palace said: “He is comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave hospital for several days.”

The visit is Philip’s longest stay in hospital since June 2013 when he had an exploratory operation on his abdomen. 

The Palace said on Monday: “The Duke of Edinburgh was transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital where doctors will continue to treat him for an infection, as well as undertake testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition. 

“The Duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week.”