Prince Philip, 99, was visited by his son Prince Charles, 72, at London’s private King Edward VII’s hospital on Saturday afternoon. The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted for non-emergency treatment on Tuesday evening as is expected to stay in until next week as a “precautionary measure.”
While the Duke is said to remain “in good spirits” Charles’s visit has prompted some confusion among fans on social media who have questioned whether or not it was in keeping with Covid-19 restrictions.
Buckingham Palace declined Express.co.uk’s request for comment on the matter but the hospital’s guidelines say visits are only permitted “in exceptional circumstances.”
Outlining its advice for visitors amid the current Covid-19 restrictions The King Edward VII’s website states: “Please attend hospital alone to avoid crowding and limit the number of people entering the building.
“In exceptional circumstances, you may be permitted a visitor or escort. If you think you fit into this category then please give us a call to discuss.”