Duchess Camilla has given an update on Prince Philip's condition as he remains in hospital

Duchess Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
(Image credit: Getty)

Duchess Camilla has given well-wishers an update on Prince Philip's condition.

  • Duchess Camilla has given well-wishers an update on Prince Philip's condition as he remains in hospital
  • The Duchess of Cornwall spoke as she visited a vaccination centre in South London.
  • This royal news comes as there are reports of ‘prayers’ for Prince Philip as it's claimed there's been a mood change among the royal family at Buckingham Palace

Duchess Camilla has updated well-wishers on the condition of Prince Philip as he remains in hospital for the 15th night.

The Duchess of Cornwall has said the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, has "slightly improved" and that the royal family are keeping their fingers crossed.

Prince Philip is being treated in St. Bart's hospital in London, after he was transferred there on Monday by ambulance from King Edward VII's hospital so medics could treat his pre-existing heart condition as well as treat his ongiong infection.

Duchess Camilla

(Image credit: Getty)

Anne Sheehan, a volunteer at a vaccination centre in Croydon, south London asked the royal about the Duke's condition, to which Camilla told her that the duke "hurts at moments" but did not give any further details.

Duchess Camilla's update on Prince Philip comes 15 days after he was first admitted to hospital just over two weeks ago after feeling 'unwell'.

He received his Covid-19 vaccination at home in the weeks prior to his hospital admission, along with his wife, Her Majesty the Queen.

Duchess Camilla's update on Prince Philip comes after his son Prince Charles visited him in hospital on 20th February and stayed 30 minutes with his father due to "exceptional circumstances", as England remains in national lockdown.

A photo posted by on

Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace said after Philip was moved that the duke was comfortable, and added, 'Doctors will continue to treat him for an infection, as well as undertake testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition.'

After 15 nights in the hospital, it marks the duke's longest ever stay.

The Queen has remained at Windsor Castle where the couple have been spending this year's coronavirus lockdown, alongside a reduced household of staff dubbed HMS Bubble.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for Goodto.com, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.