Today, Prince Andrew visited his father at the London Clinic where the Duke of Edinburgh is recovering from what the Palace has described as ‘exploratory surgery’ on his abdomen. The father and son shared a brief visit.
The Duke was admitted to hospital on the 6th after a Buckingham Palace Garden Party, hosted by The Queen, and the Palace was quick to point out that Philip walked into the clinic unassisted, proof of his rude health.
Andrew, the Duke of York, has become the 4th member of the Royal Family to visit Philip, after his mother Her Majesty the Queen, his brother Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie Countess of Wessex, who visited on separate occasions. He appeared from the London Clinic after and did not comment on his father’s health, instead waving to the press, but the Palace has said the Duke is ‘progressing satisfactorily’ and Edward said his father was doing ‘well’.
The Queen leaving the London Clinic
Prince Philip spent his 92nd birthday in hospital and the Queen was seen taking him a card. Philip will miss Trooping of the Colour on Saturday 15th June and the Order of the Garter ceremony on the 17th. He will take a few months rest before resuming duties.
You can read more on Philip and his hospitalisation here.
No doubt, we will be seeing another member of the Royal Family in the next few days, with the Duke halfway through his stay. It can be treated as a good sign, you could say, that he has had only a handful of visitors, proving he is not ill, despite the major operation for the 92 year old.