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“The doctor is acting with an abundance of caution,” an insider disclosed three days after Philip walked into the hospital unaided. “The Duke remains in good spirits.” Philip’s illness is not COVID-19 related — he and the Queen received their first dose of the vaccine in early January.
News of Philip’s health issues came three days before Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39 — who recently revealed they are expecting their second child together after the Suits alum suffered a miscarriage over the summer — announced that they will not be returning to their senior royal duties at the end of their 12-month “Megxit” review period.
Since the couple’s bombshell “Megxit” last year, their relationship has reportedly been “strained” with the Queen, who is “urging Harry to return home ASAP to talk things through in person and to see his grandfather,” a source told Us Weekly, who was the first to report that the Queen is leaning on loved ones during this troubling time.