The Prince of Wales was wearing a face mask when he arrived in a gray Tesla car at King Edward VII’s hospital in London at 3am on Saturday at 8pm He left about half an hour later

Charles is the first member of the royal family to visit Philip during his four day stay

Phillip, who on 10 June turns 100, was admitted as a precaution on Tuesday evening after feeling unwell

The Duke entered the medical center unassisted and Buckingham Palace has not disclosed the reason for his stay, despite not being related to the coronavirus

The hospital’s website states that visits are only allowed in “exceptional circumstances” due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is believed that the Prince has traveled to the hospital in central London from his home in Highgrove, Gloucestershire However, regulations allow hospital visits by close family members, a journey of about 100 miles, and the palace said it had nothing to add to its previous testimony about the Duke’s admission to the hospital

Sources told PA News Agency on Friday: “After consulting his doctor, the Duke of Edinburgh is likely to stay in the hospital for observation and rest for the weekend and into next week.

“As we have already said, the doctor acts with great caution The Duke remains in good spirits”

Royal writer Penny Junor told PA she didn’t know the reason for the visit, but speculated that it may have something to do with Harry and Meghan’s decision not to return as working royals

She said, “There are significant things going on in the family right now and I suppose it is entirely possible that Charles wanted to speak to his father and reassure him about Harry.” Ms. Junor also suggested that Philip be in a “fuss” Had considered adding, “We all know he doesn’t like fuss”

In front of the hospital, 10-year-old Twanna Saleh from Camden in North London wished the Duke a “speedy recovery” with a self-made sign

Twanna said, “When I was little I had chemotherapy for five years and I was sad about Philip, so I wrote this letter so he could feel better. My sister helped me draw the heart and flower “

Philip, who stepped down from official engagements in August 2017, spent four nights in the same hospital in late 2019 while being treated for a pre-existing illness

Both he and Queen Elizabeth II, 94, received their first doses of a coronavirus vaccine in early January

Charles talked about not being able to see his father or grandchildren last year, adding, “I’ve done FaceTime, it’s all very good, but it’s not the same, is it? You really want to hug people”

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