Royal Fans Told They Should Worry About Prince Philip’s Health if We See Queen Elizabeth Do This

After Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip, was admitted to a hospital for what Buckingham Palace called “a precautionary measure,” it was revealed that the Duke of Edinburgh has an infection.

As the days passed with Philip still hospitalized some fans began to worry that the royal family patriarch could be in bad shape. However, a royal expert is dismissing those worries explaining that everyone will know if Philip’s health takes a turn for the worse by what the queen does.

 Queen Elizabeth II  and Prince Philip together at Princess Eugenie's wedding
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip | Alastair Grant / POOL / AFP via Getty Images

Prince Charles caused some panic when he visited Prince Philip

On Feb. 17, Buckingham Palace released a statement that read: “His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London. The duke’s admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’ doctor, after feeling unwell. The duke is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest.”

A few days later, Prince Charles visited Prince Philip.

In doing so the future king set off alarm bells when he was spotted looking tearful as he left the hospital. However, according to the palace, the Prince of Wales went to visit his elderly father because he hasn’t seen since before Christmas due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Public should worry about Philip’s health if ‘Queen Elizabeth turns up’

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II gazing at each other and walking arm-in-arm on diamond wedding anniversary
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II on diamond wedding anniversary | Fiona HANSON / POOL / AFP via Getty Images

Royal photographer Arthur Edwards has said that there really is no need for the public to worry about Philip’s health at this time. He added that there would only be a cause for concern if the monarch showed up.

“People made a lot out of [Prince Charles] going to see his father but every time [Prince Philip] goes into that hospital the family turns up to see him,” Edwards said via 7 News Australia. “The reason only the prince has been this time is because the duke doesn’t want anybody there.

“When people tell me how serious it is… well when the queen turns up then you can start to worry. Until she turns up, don’t worry.”

Prince William and Prince Edward give update on Philip’s condition

Prince Philip standing outside Windsor Castle during the transfer of the Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles
Prince Philip standing outside Windsor Castle | Samir Hussein/ Samir Hussein/WireImage

Since the news of his hospitalization broke, Philip has been on the minds of many and as Express noted, Prince Willliam was asked about his grandfather’s health during a visit to a Covid-19 vaccination center. “He’s OK, they’re keeping an eye on him,” the Duke of Cambridge replied.

In addition to his grandson, the Duke of Edinburgh’s youngest child Prince Edward also gave an update to Sky News and said his dad is hoping to be discharged from the hospital soon.

“As far as I’m aware, well I did speak to him 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,” Edward said. “So we keep our fingers crossed.” 

Prince Philip will turn 100 on June 10.