Prince Philip back in private hospital after heart operation

Friday, March 5

By Deirdre McKeever

Britain’s Duke of Edinburgh has left the NHS hospital where he had heart surgery and been moved back to the private King Edward VII’s Hospital for continuing treatment.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: "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 Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital on 17 February for an infection.

He was later transferred to a private hospital for treatment for a pre-existing heart problem.

The exact reason for his initial admission was not disclosed, but it was not related to coronavirus.

He was visited by his eldest son the Prince of Wales after his initial admission but The Queen, 94, has remained at Windsor Castle west of London.

Prince Philip will likely be in hospital when Harry and Meghan's highly-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey is broadcast on US television on Sunday night.

It will be shown at 9pm on ITV on Monday night. 

Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace said they have begun an investigation into allegations that Meghan drove out two personal assistants and “humiliated” staff, leaving them in tears, which she denies.