Palace: Prince Philip has infection, will stay in hospital
Britain's Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh arrives for a ceremony for the transfer of the Colonel-in-Chief of the Rifles from the Duke to the Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, who will conclude the ceremony from Highgrove House, at Windsor Castle, England, Wednesday July 22, 2020. (Adrian Dennis/Pool via AP)
Published Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:16AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:22PM EST
LONDON - Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip is "comfortable" in a London hospital where he is being treated for an infection.
The palace says Philip, the 99-year-old husband of the Queen, is responding to treatment but is not expected to leave hospital for several days.
He was admitted to the private King Edward the Seventh's Hospital a week ago after feeling ill.
Royal officials called it a precautionary measure.
Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, married Elizabeth in 1947 at Westminster Abbey in London, five years before she became Queen.
He is the longest-serving royal consort in British history.