Prince Philip was admitted into a hospital last night for ‘observation & rest’

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Prince Philip has gone back into the hospital. It doesn’t seem to be Covid-related, nor does there seem to be some big incident which caused people to be concerned. It’s all very vague at the moment, which makes me wonder what exactly *did* happen. Philip had to move out of Wood Farm last fall, which was his happy little retirement home on the Sandringham property. The “HMS Bubble” created around the Queen was wearing thin, with not enough protection officers to guard both the Queen and Philip full time if they continued to live apart. So Philip was ordered to live at Windsor Castle during the pandemic. Philip and Liz also received their Covid vaccines, so… yeah, I don’t think this is Covid-related.

Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, has been taken to a London hospital after feeling unwell, according to a Buckingham Palace press release.

“His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London, on Tuesday evening,” the Wednesday release stated.

A Royal source told CNN that the Duke traveled to the hospital by car and it was not an emergency admission. The source added that he walked into the hospital unaided and his illness is not Covid-19 related.

The Queen remains at Windsor Castle, to the west of London, the source said.

The Buckingham Palace press release added: “The Duke’s admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’s Doctor, after feeling unwell. The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest.”

[From CNN]

It’s very mysterious and while he has a history of being awful and problematic, I do feel sorry for him and I hope this is nothing serious. This is giving me flashbacks to that time a few years ago when Philip seemed to be in poor health, and he was hospitalized and we had a source who insisted that Philip died and that the Palace wasn’t releasing the information for some reason. So… yeah, what I’m saying is that I have no idea. I assume a man just shy of 100th birthday probably has a number of age-related ailments. I doubt the Queen will visit him – she rarely visits him when he’s in the hospital, first of all, and second of all, I assume that most hospitals are still refusing guests during the pandemic.

Anyway, right now is saying the thing about the Sussexes. But you know it’s coming. Prince Harry and Meghan will be blamed for putting Philip in the hospital. Then the British papers will demand that Harry abandon his pregnant wife and small child so he can immediately fly home and see his grandfather. Philip’s dying wish will be that Harry files for divorce. God, they’re really going to write those stories, aren’t they?

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31 Responses to “Prince Philip was admitted into a hospital last night for ‘observation & rest’”

  1. Sofia says:

    He’s also done this before. Back in December 2019, he went to the hospital and he left a few days later. Of course at his age, there’s obviously a fear every time he needs to go to the hospital.

  2. Vanessa says:

    I’m sure the royal reporters are already had their headlines breaking news Meghan and Harry interviews with Oprah cause Phillip to end up in the hospital.

    • L84Tea says:

      I saw someone speculate on Twitter earlier that this is a diversion and guilt tactic being used by the RF against H&M in reaction to the interview. Interesting theory, but I’m not so sure. I’m having a hard time believing Philip would go along with it. But then again, this family continues to surprise…

  3. Maria says:

    He requests his family NOT to visit him. I am sure Penelope Knatchbull is there with him, so he’s not alone.

  4. LightPurple says:

    I live with a woman in her 90s. We go to the ER all the time. We know several EMTs by name at this point and the guys on the fire department detail and the nurses on the ER night shift. Nothing works. Everything in the body wears out and breaks down. Everything is serious and can quickly get dire. Being inpatient can cause much confusion and delirium in frail elders. Phillip is 100 years old. Harry and Meaghan and their whereabouts are probably the last thing on his mind right now. When can he go home? What’s taking so long? How many more times are they going to jab me with a needle? Where’s the bathroom? Can I have dinner? are far more pressing concerns.

  5. Snuffles says:

    There were jokes yesterday that the Queen would do this to distract from Harry/Meghan/Oprah. And right on cue!

    But, seriously though, he’s 99 and frequently goes to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

    But that won’t stop the BM from blaming Harry and Meghan for it and AGAIN demanding that Philip see Archie before he dies (in full view of the BM of course!)

  6. L4frimaire says:

    Oh, god, this on top of the current feeding frenzy. We know the Sussexes, especially Meghan, will be forever blamed if this 99 yo man dies. They’re going nuts over there and this will just cap it off. I doubt he even knows what’s going on but you know how they go. Anyway, let’s hope he gets home really soon, or let the fates have him.

  7. OriginalLala says:

    my elderly grandparents get admitted to the hospital regularly, each time they come out in worse shape than before – I think it’s traumatic for them at their age and fragility.

  8. Over it says:

    Can I say and I really don’t mean to be cruel it he is 99, he has lived a long full life. I am sure he will be fine, he did walk in unattended. However if something should happen, again he is 99 and lived a full life. I really hope he recovers because like Kaiser said we know who will get the blame even though again he is 99

    • HeatherC says:

      H&M will get the blame no matter what. They’re to blame for Phil’s death. And Petty Betty. And Charles. They probably put so much stress on the Cambridge dog that it had no choice but to die. Meghan also will be to blame when her elderly father with multiple comorbidities dies. Because no one aged 99 or 94 or 74 ever die without direct interference from H&M breathing California air. Oh it’s also Clevrblend and Oprah’s fault.

  9. Susan says:

    Listen, I don’t mean to be The Mistress of Darkness (trademark pending) but he’s Harry’s *grand* father and he’s rapidly approaching 100. *His own children* are senior citizens themselves and if not, definitely past middle age. Having recently lost my parents due to advanced age, I don’t want to underplay the impact of someone’s death but…It’s part of life. Often they are not in good health or state of mind and aren’t aware of what is going on. If the tabloids even attempt to put this on M+H they are going to lose all credibility. Anyone who’s dealt with the death of an elderly relative will know this.

  10. Amy Bee says:

    Charles and Camilla did a public engagement today so I’m guessing it’s not that serious. Maybe side effects from the COVID vaccine.

    • anotherlily says:

      They will carry on as normal until there is a reason to suspend planned activities. That’s always been their way.

  11. Layla Beans says:

    He’s 99 – it’s not mysterious. He’s OLD. I mean, LOOK AT HIM. It’s amazing he is still alive, period.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      Seriously – he looks like a mummy that’s escaped from the British Museum, walking under his own power into the hospital. Probably looking for new bandages. Nonagenarians have fragile skin; one simple wound or tear, and wound control can become a Very Big Deal very quickly.
      Phillip’s skin has looked like fragile vellum for at least the last decade.

  12. Wendy Mitton says:

    At his age (and esteemed position) I would guess they monitor his blood pressure and other vitals pretty regularly and no doubt he has some meds he has to take. Perhaps one of his vitals was slightly off and they wanted to be nearer to life saving equipment?

  13. molly says:

    A Philip death is going to cause some will they/won’t they challenges about a Harry/Meghan return. I think at this point, both the Sussexes and RF are happy to kick the “when will Harry return” can down the road. No one has to take a hard line, and everyone can blame COVID for an unwillingness to commit to ever returning to the UK again. But would Harry no show for a funeral now? Would Meghan? I support all the distancing they’re doing from the RF and their pomp and circumstance, but Dead Grandpa is tough to ignore.

  14. Ginger says:

    If Phillip passes away today or 5 years from now Harry and Meghan will be blamed. The same goes for the Queen and Charles. It’s sick. I hope Phillip pulls through. The Telegraph already has an article pretty much blaming the Sussex’s and Oprah for this.

  15. Maria says:

    This dude is a racist crap bag who called Meghan “Harry’s showgirl” and told him to sleep with her not to marry her. He hasn’t been relevant in years. I’m past caring honestly.

    • Abena Asantewaa says:

      @Maria, that statement about not marrying actresess was said by Philip to Andrew, when he was going out with Koo Stark, that was about 30 years ago,but The Sunday Times, repackaged it to apply it to Meghan. This is how cruel and dishonest they are. I remember very well. Philip at his advance age, I am sure, can’t be arsed to give opinions about his grandchildren’s relationships. Is he even all there?

      • Maria says:

        Source? I can find absolutely nothing to substantiate what you say. But I can find a great deal to substantiate that Philip and others decried her on that basis. Not to mention, when news outlets inquired about this to the Palace they were ignored (no denial).
        Yes, I can imagine he would have something to say about the second son of Diana and who he married in private at least. Whether he is all there or not is a different discussion.

  16. Cecilia says:

    If kate, william, Charles and camilla don’t bother to visit Philip in the hospital i don’t want to hear peep about harry having to come back.

  17. Oh_Hey says:

    The man is 99. A strong gust of wind could send him to the hospital. Also this old man is terrible and reckless and was still crashing range rovers until fairly recently so forgive me if I have little sympathy. He’s lived a long life, he’s well off and has a large family that will rally at his funeral if he dies. He’s fine and the RR should lay this at old ages door not H&M’s.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Part of me thinks they made him go just to mess with Harry and Meghan, and whatever is wrong with him didn’t require all this drama. Let’s hope it’s routine because they so want to blame the Sussexes for this, evil bastards.

  18. Elizabeth Phillips says:

    Would they even allow a state funeral at this point? I can’t imagine they would.

    • anotherlily says:

      There were no plans for a state funeral, even before Covid. He doesn’t want this. Also, under current restrictions it would be a small gathering, like Bea’s wedding, with not even room for the whole famiy. A maximum of 30 people can attend a funeral at present.

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