LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip is “snug” in a London hospital the place he’s being handled for an an infection, Buckingham Palace mentioned Tuesday.

The palace mentioned Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, is “snug and responding to therapy however shouldn’t be anticipated to depart hospital for a number of days.”

He was admitted to the personal King Edward VII’s Hospital per week in the past after feeling in poor health. The sickness was not associated to the coronavirus and royal officers known as it a precautionary measure.

Philip’s youngest son, Prince Edward, advised Sky Information that his father was “so much higher.”

Edward mentioned “he’s wanting ahead to getting out, which is probably the most constructive factor, so we maintain our fingers crossed.”

Different members of the royal household have continued their official duties throughout Philip’s hospitalization.

Philip, also called the Duke of Edinburgh, retired from public duties in 2017 and infrequently seems in public. Throughout England’s present coronavirus lockdown, he and the queen had been staying at Windsor Fortress, west of London.

Each Philip and Elizabeth, 94, obtained COVID-19 vaccinations in January.

The queen carried out her first face-to-face occasion of the 12 months on Thursday, when she knighted a royal aide throughout a personal, socially distanced ceremony at Windsor.

Philip, whose 100th birthday is in June, married Elizabeth in 1947 at London’s Westminster Abbey 5 years earlier than she grew to become queen. He’s the longest-serving royal consort in British historical past.

He final stayed within the hospital in December 2019, when he was handled for a “pre-existing situation” and discharged after 4 nights.