Prince William said Monday that Prince Philip is “OK” after his 99-year-old grandfather spent a sixth night in a London hospital.
“Yes, he’s OK, they’re keeping an eye on him,” William said during a tour of an English vaccination center when asked about Philip, who is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
Reporters said William delivered the hopeful news with a wink, although video suggested he may have just blinked while adjusting a mask.
Philip was admitted to the private King Edward VII’s Hospital in London on Tuesday as “a precautionary measure” after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace said at the time.
His illness is not believed to be related to COVID-19. Both he and the queen, 94, received a first dose of a vaccine in early January and have remained in a so-called “HMS Bubble” at Windsor Castle.
His eldest son, heir to the throne Prince Charles, was spotted visiting him at the hospital on Saturday.
Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, married the then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and is the longest-serving royal consort in British history. He and the queen have four children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He retired from public duties in 2017, rarely appearing in public.
With Post wires