Prince Philip to Join Queen for Private Easter Visit

Prince Philip to Join Queen for Private Easter Visit. Image: Wikimedia

PRINCE PHILIP will join the Queen for a private Easter visit this year.

The move will see Prince Philip join the Queen for a private Easter visit instead of a public appearance this year.

According to the Daily Mirror, he will join the Queen tomorrow at a private church service marking Easter.

The Queen and Prince Philip will likely attend a service at the private chapel at Windsor Castle, but they could also choose another church on the grounds of their Berkshire estate.

On Easter, the monarch is usually joined by other members of the Royal Family at St George’s Chapel to attend a public service, however this year the Queen is said to want to ensure there are no large gatherings of the public due to her appearance.

The news comes after Prince Philip last month left hospital two weeks after receiving heart surgery.

The royal was seen being driven away from the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London via a rear entrance.

Prince Philip, who turns 100 in June, was admitted to hospital in February after falling ill at Windsor Castle.

At the time, the Palace insisted that he was admitted as a “precautionary measure” but they confirmed after a few days that he was being treated for an infection and would remain in hospital for a period of “rest and observation.”

The Duke of Edinburgh later had heart surgery after being transferred from the King Edward VII hospital to St Bartholomew’s on Monday, March 1 after a 14-day stay, before then being transferred back to the King Edward VII.

Buckingham Palace said: “Following The Duke of Edinburgh’s successful procedure at St Bartholomew’s Hospital on Wednesday, His Royal Highness has been transferred to King Edward VII’s Hospital this morning.

“The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for continuing treatment for a number of days.’’

A Royal spokesperson confirmed at 9.30am on Thursday, March 4 Prince Philip had undergone a “successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition.”

The Queen had been said to be finding the separation difficult, and since she was unable to visit him she has already gone more than four weeks without seeing her elderly husband.