Prince Philip leaves hospital after 28 nights, experts say his health might bring Harry closer to royal family
A month ago on February 16, he underwent surgery for a pre-existing heart condition following which he was also treated for an infection
On Tuesday, March 16, it was reported that Prince Philip, who had been admitted to a hospital due to a pre-existing heart condition, had left the hospital. Duke of Edinburgh, who will turn 100 in June, was being treated as an inpatient at a London hospital and is now expected to reunite with the Queen at Windsor Castle.
A month ago, on February 16, he underwent surgery for a pre-existing heart condition following which he was also treated for an infection. He was at King Edward VII’s Hospital in Marylebone, central London. He left in a black BMW at about 10.30 am on Tuesday.
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth, who is 94, have been staying together at Windsor Palace during the Covid-19 pandemic. While the privacy screens were set up to blur and obscure the duke, he was spotted getting into the car at the hospital confirming that he was leaving the hospital.
He was seen climbing into the car and sitting in the back seat as the BMW drove off. While he was being helped by the royal staff and the hospital employees, heavy security had been employed. On February 16, Prince Philip was taken to King Edward VII's Hospital by car for being unwell. He has quit active duties as a senior royal official since 2017 and has since been admitted to the hospital multiple times.
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding how Prince Philip's health may influence Prince Harry and biographer Angela Levin told Mirror that Harry was tremendously guilty about his last call with his mother Princess Diana and speculated that something similar might occur if something unkind were to happen to Prince Philip. She said, "I think there is a possibility that if (Philip) improves that Harry will have felt his heart beating for his grandfather more than he expected and see the situation within his family with different eyes."
She also added this could go either way and said, "likewise, if his Royal Highness dies, (Harry) might feel tremendous waves of guilt that he wasn’t there and that he could have seen him so many times. He felt very guilty that his mother’s last telephone call to him when he was up in Scotland with his father over the summer, that he was very busy playing with his cousins and he kept the conversation very short."
Speaking of how all of this might make him feel, she said, "he says he has regretted that forever, and he will regret it forever, because he could have had a longer conversation with his wonderful mother. I think he might feel a similar way about Prince Philip." Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had given a tell-all interview to Oprah Winfrey which has increased the rift between the couple and the royal family.