Prince Charles Reportedly Looked Sad While Visiting Prince Philip in the Hospital
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the prince can not have as many visitors as he may have been able to have in the past. However, Prince Charles, who has recovered from the virus and received a vaccine, safely visited his father recently.
Prince Charles recently visited Prince Philip who is currently in the hospital. The elder prince had reportedly been feeling poorly and he was admitted to the hospital where he has remained out of an “abundance of caution.”
Prince Charles’ relationship with Prince Philip is complicated
Prince Philip has always been a devoted father to his four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. However, his relationship with his eldest son has always been a bit strained.
Now, reports are saying that Prince Charles looked very sad after the visit.
“Prince Philip is bluff, outspoken, hearty, tough and something of a bully,” royal expert, Penny Junor explained in Tim Clayton’s book, Diana: Story of a Princess. “He has no patience with his eldest son’s soul-searching. Sensitivity is not one of the qualities he expects in a man, and although he undoubtedly has great affection for Prince Charles, he has spent a lifetime criticizing him and quietly undermining his self-esteem.”
Growing up, Prince Philip had a very difficult childhood, which helped give him a tough demeanor, that was only fortified by his time in the Navy. He was also extremely active and adored sports. However, Prince Charles was more sensitive and performed theatre and art.
Prince Philip hospital update
Though he’s received his COVID-19 vaccine shot in full, the 99-year-old Prince was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London on February 16 after “feeling unwell.”
Prince Philip will turn 100 on June 10, 2021. Pending the state of the pandemic and the duke’s health, the royals certainly have something special planned for him.
Prince Charles has not made a statement to the press about his visit, but according to Buckingham Palace, there is no cause for alarm about the duke’s wellbeing. It looks like Prince Charles was determined to see his elderly father who hasn’t seen since before Christmas due to COVID-19 restrictions.