Prince Philip transferred by ambulance to another hospital for tests

Sarah Carty
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Prince Philip has been transferred by ambulance to a second hospital, after spending nearly two weeks in a private ward after being admitted for an infection.

The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was taken to St Bartholomew's Hospital, Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

An ambulance carrying Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is seen leaving King Edward VII Hospital on March 01, 2021 in London, England.
Prince Philip has been transferred to another hospital for tests. Photo: Getty Images

"The Duke of Edinburgh was today 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," a statement from the palace said.

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

Photos from outside the hospital show an ambulance leaving King Edward VII's Hospital at about 11am.

Staff shield the exit with umbrellas alongside an ambulance outside the rear of the King Edward VII Hospital in London, Monday March 1, 2021.  Buckingham Palace said Monday March 1, 2021, that Prince Philip has been transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London to continue his treatment.
Security held up umbrellas to protect the duke's privacy. Photo: AAP
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (wearing the regimental tie of The Rifles) attends a ceremony to mark the transfer of the Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles from him to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at Windsor Castle on July 22, 2020 in Windsor, England. The Duke of Edinburgh has been Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles since its formation in 2007 and has served as Colonel-in-Chief of successive Regiments which now make up The Rifles since 1953. The Duchess of Cornwall was appointed Royal Colonel of 4th Battalion The Rifles in 2007.
Prince Philip was admitted to hospital over an infection. Photo: Getty Images

Security guards were seen holding up umbrellas to maintain the duke’s privacy as he was transferred to another hospital.

The 99-year-old was taken to hospital as a "precautionary measure" on February 18 after "feeling unwell"

His eldest son, Prince Charles was seen visiting his father’s bedside and on his drive from the hospital it appeared the future king had tears in his eyes.

It’s been a challenging start to the year for the royal family, with Prince Philip’s hospitalisation and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle making their exit from the fold permanent.

Prince Philip and the Queen
It's been a rollercoaster start to the year for the royal family. Photo: Getty Images

Yesterday, the first trailer for their highly anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey was released, where the TV host was heard asking Meghan: "were you silent, or were you silenced?"

Oprah can also be heard saying to both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex: "You've said some pretty shocking things here".

The interview is set to air on CBS this Sunday, March 7th.

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