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Prince Charles on Saturday visited King Edward VII Hospital in London, where his father, Prince Philip, has been staying since Tuesday evening, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed to Insider.
The Duke of Edinburgh, the 99-year-old husband of the Queen, was admitted to the hospital after feeling unwell under guidance from his doctor.
On Wednesday, a statement from Buckingham Palace obtained by Insider said that the duke was staying a second night in the hospital as a “precautionary measure.”
Chris Ship, ITV News’ royal editor, shared video footage on Saturday of the Prince of Wales arriving at, and later, leaving, the London hospital.
Prince Charles has now left hospital. After spending sometime inside seeing the Duke of Edinburgh.
No update from the Palace on Prince Philip’s condition pic.twitter.com/bxvknNANvl
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) February 20, 2021
Speaking with Insider, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson on Saturday declined to provide an additional update on Prince Philip’s status, but referenced a statement issued Wednesday saying that the duke was staying a second night in the hospital as a “precautionary measure.”
“His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London, on Tuesday evening. The Duke’s admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’s Doctor, after feeling unwell,” the palace spokesperson said. “The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest.”
The duke’s condition is unrelated to COVID-19, royal correspondent Victoria Murphy reported on Wednesday.
The King Edward VII Hospital’s website states that visitors are “only considered in exceptional circumstances” due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“One visitor will be permitted to visit. No children will be permitted to visit. The health, safety and well-being of our patients, family, carers and staff remain our absolute priority,” according to the hospital’s guidelines.
On Thursday, a royal source told The Sun’s royal correspondent Matt Wilkinson: “The Duke is in good spirits.”
Representatives for the Prince of Wales did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.