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The Duke of Edinburgh transferred to different hospital to continue treatment for infection

The Duke of Edinburgh has been transferred to St Bartholomew’s Hospital for treatment for an infection and testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition, Buckingham Palace has said.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “The Duke of Edinburgh was today transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital where doctors will continue to treat him for an infection, as well as undertake testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition.

“The Duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week.”

Prince Philip was initially admitted to hospital as a "precautionary measure" on Tuesday 16th February as a precautionary measure on the advice of his doctor after feeling unwell.

A statement from Buckingham Palace read at the time: "The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest."

ITV News' Royal Editor Chris Ship reported that Prince Phillip's "illness is not Covid related" and that "he travelled to central London by car and it was not treated as an emergency admission."

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