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Prince Philip to a London hospital for infection treatment

Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip has been transferred to another London hospital to continue treatment for an infection.

The palace says Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

In addition to treatment for an unspecified infection, he will also undergo testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition.

Staff use umbrellas to shield entrance to an ambulance outside the rear of the King Edward VII Hospital in London where Prince Philip is being treated Monday March 1, 2021. (Dominic LipinskiPA via AP)

Philip was admitted to the private King Edward VII’s Hospital last month after feeling ill. The illness was not related to the coronavirus and royal officials called it a precautionary measure.

The palace says Philip “remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week.’’

Police officers stand at an entrance to the King Edward VII Hospital where Prince Philip is being treated for an infection, as an ambulance is driven out, in London, Monday, March 1, 2021. (AP PhotoFrank Augstein)

Members of hospital staff, security and police officers attend as an ambulance moves outside the rear of the King Edward VII Hospital in London where Prince Philip is being treated Monday March 1, 2021. (Dominic LipinskiPA via AP)

Staff use umbrellas to shield entrance to an ambulance outside the rear of the King Edward VII Hospital in London where Prince Philip is being treated Monday March 1, 2021. (Dominic LipinskiPA via AP)

Staff use umbrellas to shield entrance to an ambulance outside the rear of the King Edward VII Hospital in London where Prince Philip is being treated Monday March 1, 2021. (Dominic LipinskiPA via AP)

Police officers stand at an entrance to the King Edward VII Hospital where Prince Philip is being treated for an infection, as an ambulance is driven out, in London, Monday, March 1, 2021. (AP PhotoFrank Augstein)

Police officers stand at an entrance to the King Edward VII Hospital where Prince Philip is being treated for an infection, as an ambulance is driven out, in London, Monday, March 1, 2021. (AP PhotoFrank Augstein)

Police officers stand at an entrance to the King Edward VII Hospital where Prince Philip is being treated for an infection, as an ambulance is driven out, in London, Monday, March 1, 2021. (AP PhotoFrank Augstein)