Hello and welcome to a Wednesday! Today we have a look back at what Kate wore ten years ago for her first official engagement, but first, an update on Prince Philip via a Buckingham Palace statement released yesterday.
The Duke of Edinburgh remains at King Edward VII’s hospital where he is receiving medical attention for an infection. He is comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave hospital for several days.
The Duke is seen below with HM in November as they looked at a 73rd-anniversary card made by Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
The 99-year-old Prince was admitted to King Edward VII hospital in London last Tuesday as a “precautionary measure.” More from The Guardian’s story:
Philip travelled to the hospital by car, and walked in unaided. Prince William, asked about his grandfather on Monday, said: “He’s OK. They’re keeping an eye on him,” and he gave a wink.
Here you see Prince William on Monday when he visited a vaccination center.
Prince Edward also spoke about the Duke’s condition in an interview with Sky News. We return to The Guardian’s coverage:
On Tuesday, the Earl of Wessex said of his father in an interview with Sky News: “He’s a lot better, thank you very much indeed, and he’s looking forward to getting out, which is the most positive thing so we keep our fingers crossed.”
Asked whether Philip was frustrated to be in hospital, Edward laughed and replied: “Just a bit. I think that gets to all of us, and then, you can only watch the clock so many times and the walls are only so interesting.”
Prince Charles visited his father on Saturday. Hopefully, the Duke will be out of the hospital and back at Windsor Castle before too long.
Now to the topic of the first engagement Prince William and then-Kate Middleton undertook following the announcement of their engagement in November 2010.