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Queen visits Prince Philip in hospital

CAROL MARTINDALE, carolmartindale@nationnews.com

Added 24 December 2011


The Queen has visited the Duke of Edinburgh in hospital in Cambridgeshire, where he has been treated for a blocked coronary artery. The Duke, 90, had a coronary stent fitted after he was taken to hospital suffering chest pains. Prince Philip is in "good spirits" but remains under observation at Papworth Hospital, Buckingham Palace said. The Queen was accompanied on the 45-minute visit by their sons Edward and Andrew, and daughter, Anne. They arrived by helicopter for a 45-minute visit, where they were met by the hospital's chief executive and Professor John Cunningham, chief physician to the Queen. After they left, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived by car from Highgrove. BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said the fact the Queen had visited her husband so promptly suggested it was a "moment of real anxiety" for the Royal Family, albeit one which appeared to have passed. But the Duke's grandchildren will not be visiting the hospital today. (BBC)


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