Duke of Edinburgh Captain General's Parade final public engagement
Prince Philip

Prince Philip 'OK' In Hospital, Prince William Says

Prince Philip, 99, is now into his seventh day at King Edward VII's Hospital in central London.

Duke of Edinburgh Captain General's Parade final public engagement

The Duke of Cambridge has said the Duke of Edinburgh is "OK" after his 99-year-old grandfather spent a sixth night in hospital.

Prince William was asked about Prince Philip's health during a visit to a COVID-19 vaccination centre in Norfolk.

At the end of his tour of the inoculation hub, set up in the King's Lynn Corn Exchange, the Prince was quizzed about Philip and replied: "Yes, he's OK, they're keeping an eye on him."

There will be concerns about Prince Philip, who is now into his seventh day at the private King Edward VII's Hospital in central London.

Having received his coronavirus jab in January, the Duke of Edinburgh was admitted on Tuesday evening as a precautionary measure after feeling unwell and walked into the building unaided.

Prince William adjusts his face mask during his visit to the King's Lynn Corn Exchange Vaccination Centre in King's Lynn, Norfolk 220221 CREDIT PA
Prince William was questioned about the Duke of Edinburgh's health during a visit to a coronavirus vaccine centre in Norfolk (Picture: PA).

Prince Philip was initially due to spend a few days under medical care for "observation and rest" for an undisclosed reason, which is not coronavirus-related.

He received a visit from the Prince of Wales on Saturday

Prince Philip 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.

Last year, he handed over his role as Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles to the Duchess of Cornwall during a rare public appearance.

Cover image: Prince Philip during his final public engagement in 2017 (Picture: PA).