Duchess Camilla (73) visited a vaccination center in South London on Wednesday. There she commented, among other things, on Prince Philip's (99) health state. The Duke was transferred to St. Bartholomew's Hospital on Monday after having previously spent several days in King Edward VII Hospital.

Prince Philip: Camilla gives health update

According to the British television station ITV and People, Camilla spoke about Prince Philip's state:

She said he "hurts at moments" but that "We heard today that he's slightly improving, so that's very good news. We'll keep our fingers crossed."

The 99-year-old was originally hospitalized because he felt "unwell". He was then treated for an infection. Then Prince Philip was transferred from King Edward VII's Hospital to St. Bartholomew's Hospital so he could have tests done on his pre-existing heart condition.

Prince Philip turns 100 years old 

Buckingham Palace announced earlier this week: "The Duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is expected to remain in hospital until at least the end of the week."

Last week, the 99-year-old's son, Prince Edward (56), assured his father is feeling better and Prince William said the doctors are "keeping an eye on him." One can only hope that Prince Philip's health will improve quickly.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Couple Quiz


In 1939, the two met again at a Royal Navy College event where Elizabeth said she fell in love with Philip. How old were they respectively?