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Prince Philip Moved Back To Private Hospital After Heart Surgery

The Duke has been moved back to King Edward VII's Hospital for continuing treatment after a "successful procedure".

Duke of Edinburgh Captain General's Parade final public engagement

The Duke of Edinburgh has left the NHS hospital where he had heart surgery and moved back to the private King Edward VII's Hospital for continuing treatment, Buckingham Palace has said.

Prince Philip, who is 99, underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at London's St Bartholomew's Hospital on Wednesday.

The Palace said in a statement: "Following the Duke of Edinburgh's successful procedure at St Bartholomew's Hospital on Wednesday, His Royal Highness has been transferred to King Edward VII's Hospital this morning.

"The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for continuing treatment for a number of days."

The nation's longest-serving consort has now spent 17 nights in hospital – his longest ever stay.

He was initially admitted to King Edward VII's in central London on 16 February after feeling unwell at Windsor Castle, before being moved by ambulance to St Bartholomew's on Monday.

The Queen has been continuing her official duties and has recently spoken to the heads of the Navy, Army and RAF in her role as Head of the Armed Forces.

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Prince Philip was initially admitted to hospital after feeling unwell on 16 February (Picture: MOD).

The Duke of Edinburgh has had a life-long connection to the British military, including serving in the Second World War with the Royal Navy and being present in Tokyo Bay when Japan surrendered.

At the start of the year, he gave his approval to a motto adopted by HMS Magpie, one of the Royal Navy's smallest ships.

In 2020, Prince Philip handed over his role as Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles to the Duchess of Cornwall during a rare public appearance.

Cover image: Duke of Edinburgh in 2017 (Picture: PA).