Prince Philip is doing ‘OK’ in hospital, says William

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Britain’s Prince William has said Prince Philip is “OK” after his 99-year-old grandfather spent a sixth night in hospital.

William was asked about Philip’s health during a visit to a Covid-19 vaccination centre in Norfolk and lightened the mood by giving a playful wink.

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At the end of his tour of the inoculation hub, set up in the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, William was quizzed about Philip and replied: “Yes, he’s OK, they’re keeping an eye on him,” and gave a wink.

William spoke briefly about his grandfather after meeting people who have been vaccinated. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

There will be concerns about the duke, who is now into his seventh day at the private King Edward VII’s hospital in central London.

He was admitted on Tuesday evening as a precautionary measure after feeling unwell and walked into the building unaided.

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Prince Philip spends sixth night in hospital

Philip was initially due to spend a few days under medical care for “observation and rest” for the undisclosed reason, which is not coronavirus-related.

But on Friday sources told the PA news agency the duke was likely to remain in hospital into this week.

He received a visit from his son Prince Charles on Saturday – a rare occurrence as Philip is known for his “no fuss” attitude.

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