Prince Philip Transfers Hospitals After Undergoing Successful Procedure for Heart Condition

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The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh will remain in the hospital for 'a number of days.'

Prince Philip has returned to King Edward VII's Hospital in London, England, following his "successful procedure" for a pre-existing heart condition on Wednesday. The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was recently transferred to St. Bartholomew's Hospital after spending half of February in King Edward VII's Hospital. On Friday, Buckingham Palace shared that he had returned to the original hospital.

"His Royal Highness has been transferred to King Edward VII’s Hospital this morning," reads Buckingham Palace's statement. "The duke is expected to remain in hospital for continuing treatment for a number of days."

Early Thursday morning, it was announced that Queen Elizabeth II's husband "underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St. Bartholomew's Hospital." 

Prince Philip was first admitted to the medical facility in mid-February on the advice of his doctor. At the time, a source told ET that the decision was a purely precautionary measure.

On Wednesday, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, spoke about her father-in-law's condition while visiting a COVID-19 vaccination center in London. 

"We heard today that he’s slightly improving," she reportedly said during the engagement. "So, that’s very good news. We’ll keep our fingers crossed."