THE Queen cracked a few jokes during a video chat with Australian officials as Prince Philip is set to stay in hospital for another week.
The 94-year-old Monach pressed on with royal duties as her husband was transferred to a second hospital to be treated for a heart condition.
Prince Philip was taken to the King Edward VII hospital two weeks ago as a “precautionary measure” for an infection.
But Buckingham Palace today revealed the Duke has now been taken to London’s St Bartholomew hospital until at least the end of the week and added that he is also being treated for a heart condition.
Philip has so far spent a total of 13 nights being cared for by medics – his longest ever stay in hospital – but according to the Mail the Queen currently has no plans to visit him in hospital at this stage.
The Palace said: “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.”
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