LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, has spent a seventh night time in hospital after being admitted as a precaution.

Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, walked into London’s non-public King Edward VII Hospital final Tuesday night after he was suggested by his physician to be admitted after he felt unwell.

Buckingham Palace have stated he was anticipated to stay on the hospital for a number of days for remark and his 94-year-old spouse has stayed at Windsor Fortress, her dwelling to the west of London the place the couple have been through the COVID-19 lockdown.

Each royals have acquired their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine and the Duke’s sickness isn’t associated to COVID. A royal supply has stated it was anticipated he would stay in hospital into this week and Philip was in good spirits.

Prince William, son of inheritor Prince Charles, stated on Monday his grandfather was “OK, they’re keeping track of him”.

Philip’s sickness comes at a difficult time for the queen and the monarchy after it was introduced final week that William’s youthful brother Prince Harry and his American spouse Meghan could be severing all their official royal hyperlinks.

Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, stepped down from duties in March final yr, and that break up was formalised on Friday, with the couple shedding their treasured royal patronages.

They’ve moved with their son Archie to Southern California to reside a extra impartial life and escape the British media, and subsequent month will give a “wide-ranging” interview to U.S. chat present host Oprah Winfrey.

The hospitalisation of Philip, who has been the queen’s confidante all through her 69-year reign and the patriarch of the household, deprives the monarch of his counsel.

Nevertheless, the prince has taken extra of a again seat since he retired from public life in 2017, with lots of his official roles being taken on by different family members.

(Reporting by Michael Holden, modifying by Ed Osmond)