Prince Philip health latest: Duke ‘keeps up to date’ on royal issues despite age

Prince Philip: Expert discusses possible birthday celebrations

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Prince Philip, who is less than 100 days away from his 100th birthday, spent a month in hospital between February and March to fight an infection and deal with a non-disclosed issue concerning his heart. Yet, despite this trying time, he is said to have kept himself updated on all things royal – including the fallout between the House of Windsor and the Sussexes, according to a royal commentator.

Appearing on Mail Plus’ Palace Confidential, expert Rebecca English said: “He keeps up to date on everything.

“He is still the head of the family after all.

“I can’t imagine much has escaped him despite being in hospital over the recent weeks.”

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital on February 16 as a precautionary measure, Buckingham Palace said at the time.

Prince Philip stayed at King Edward VII Hospital for several days, receiving only Prince Charles as a visitor.

During his second week in hospital, the palace updated concerned members of the public saying the Duke of Edinburgh was being treated for an infection.

On March 1, Prince Philip was transferred to St Bartholomew’s Hospital – famous across Europe for its cardiac centre.

There, two days later, the Duke successfully underwent heart surgery, 10 years after he was first rushed to hospital for a blocked coronary artery.

Following the operation, the Duke returned to King Edward VII Hospital, where he stayed until March 16.

Prince Philip was pictured leaving the private clinic in a car, from which he waved and smiled to well-wishers.

The Duke is now at Windsor Castle, where he and the Queen have been self-isolating for the most part of the coronavirus pandemic.

Yesterday, on the National Day of Reflection marking the first anniversary of the COVID lockdown, the Queen sent a bouquet of flowers and a personal message to St Barts.

During Prince Philip’s month-long hospitalisation, the interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with Oprah Winfrey was broadcasted around the world.

During the two-hour-long landmark sit-down, Meghan and Harry discussed their relationship with other senior royals and the palace, as well as the reasons why they stepped down as working members of the Firm.

Among the bombshell revelations made by the couple, Meghan said she felt suicidal during her first pregnancy.

The Duchess also claimed to have sought help within the institution but was told there was nothing they could do for her.

Meghan also claimed someone raised “concerns” while she was expecting Archie over “how dark” his skin would be.

This, she said, happened in tandem with conversations on whether her son would be entitled to security and a title.

Prince Harry spoke about his current relationships with Prince William and Prince Charles during the Sussexes’ first joint chat since Megxit.

The Duke of Sussex said he “feels let down” by his father, accused of not supporting him enough despite having lived through a similar experience with the press.

Speaking about Prince William, Harry said their relationship is of “space” at the moment, adding: “Time heals all things, hopefully.”

Neither Prince Harry nor Meghan spoke about the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in a negative way.

The Duchess said the monarch had always been “wonderful” to her and recalled she gave her a present following their joint engagement in Cheshire in 2018.

The Duke stressed to Oprah after the interview that none of his grandparents had made the racist remarks he and Meghan reported.

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