Cancer survivor, 10, makes homemade sign to wish Prince Philip quick recovery

A ten-year-old boy has visited the hospital where Prince Philip is being treated to pass on a get well soon message for the duke.

Twanna Saleh, from Camden, stood at the front entrance to the King Edward VII’s hospital in London earlier with a home-made sign.

The boy, who himself had to be treated for cancer five years ago, said he said he wanted to wish Philip a ‘quick recovery’.

His sign said: ‘Dear Prince Philip, get well soon. I am thinking of you and wishing you a quick recovery.’

Speaking to the reporters who have gathered outside the hospital, Twanna said: ‘When I was little I used to have chemotherapy for five years and I felt sad for Philip so I wrote this letter so he can feel better. My sister helped me to draw the heart and the flower.’

Philip, 99, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday evening as a precautionary measure after feeling unwell.

The duke, who turns 100 on June 10, is in hospital for an undisclosed reason, although it is not coronavirus-related.

His eldest son, Prince Charles, paid him a brief visit this afternoon – the first member of the royal family to do so.

The hospital had previously said visitors would only be allowed in exceptional circumstances.

Philip has spent much of the lockdown with the Queen in Windsor Castle and was given the first dose of his Covid vaccine six weeks ago.

It’s understood he was unwell for several days before being taken in to hospital as a ‘precautionary measure.’

Doctors then decided to keep him in over the weekend but aides have said he remains ‘in good spirits.’

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