Prince Philip was admitted at the King Edward VII Hospital on February 17th after he felt unwell. The palace later confirmed that he was being treated for an infection. On March 1, he was transferred to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, also in London, where doctors continued to treat the infection as well as undertake testing for a pre-existing heart condition. After heart surgery, the duke was discharged from hospital in mid-March.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Palace is unsure whether or not to hold a public tribute. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to the duke, saying that he’d “earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world.”
The Prince married the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947 after a courtship that charmed a country still reeling from the ravages of World War II.