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Prince Philip doing ‘OK’ in hospital, says grandson Prince William

Prince Philip, the husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, is “OK,” Prince William said on Monday 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.

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“Yes, he’s OK, they’re keeping an eye on him,” William said on a visit to a vaccination center in eastern England. Royal reporters said he delivered his message with a wink.

The Duke was admitted to the private King Edward VII’s Hospital in central London after feeling unwell for a short period, Buckingham Palace said, and was kept in over the weekend for further observation.

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Breaking down Prince Philip’s Health History & Concerns

A royal source said doctors had been acting out of an abundance of caution and that Philip was in good spirits.

Son and heir Prince Charles paid him a brief visit on Saturday, although there has been no official update on his condition since last week.

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Philip, who retired from official engagements in 2017, spent four nights at the same hospital at the end of 2019 while being treated for a pre-existing condition.

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