The Queen 'distraught' by Prince Philip's uncertain health as he prepares to spend another weekend in hospital

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The Queen is reportedly 'distraught' over Prince Philip being in hospital.

  • The Queen is said to be 'distraught' over Prince Philip's ongoing hospital stint.
  • Her Majesty has been facing various ups and downs, including Philip's 'health setback' and Meghan and Prince Harry's latest updates.
  • This royal news (opens in new tab) comes after the adorable present the Queen sent baby Archie (opens in new tab) for Christmas was revealed by Harry.

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to Hospital (opens in new tab) in London after 'feeling unwell' and has been battling an infection (opens in new tab) in King Edward VII's Hospital for the past 10 days.

It was revealed today that he is set to spend his second weekend in medical care, making it his longest ever hospital stay.

It's been claimed that Prince Philip's health uncertainty, along with the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially quit the royal family (opens in new tab) and have taped a tell-all Oprah interview (opens in new tab), has had a hard impact on the Queen.

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Her Majesty was also given the news that the couple are set to welcome their second baby (opens in new tab), days after Princess Eugenie gave birth (opens in new tab) to her first child, naming him August (opens in new tab).

A royal source revealed that the Queen is 'distraught' over the rollercoaster of emotions she's faced over the past few weeks, with her husband enduring a health battle and the royal family's line of succession (opens in new tab) set to be majorly tweaked this year.

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"It’s been a rough few weeks for the queen, that’s for sure," a source told Us Weekly.

“The situation with Harry and Meghan has been challenging, and on top of that, she’s distraught over her beloved husband’s health setback.”

"The queen has had some tearful moments mixed with anger and disappointment," another insider claimed, adding, "Emotions are definitely running high."

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Despite remaining in hospital, it's believed that Prince Philip is feeling okay, with his youngest son Prince Edward sharing an update this week.

"I did speak to them the other day, so he's a lot better thank you very much indeed, and he's looking forward to getting out, which is the most positive thing. So we keep our fingers crossed," Edward said.