12:57 AM EDT 10/17/2013
Originally posted 06/10/2013 02:20PM
Queen Elizabeth paid a 35-minute visit to her husband Prince Philip in the hospital Monday evening to wish him happy 92nd birthday.
Dressed in a cream-colored outfit, the Queen, 87, arrived at a private hospital at just before 7 – four full days since he was first admitted.
Earlier in the day, Philip's youngest son, Prince Edward, 49, had been to see him. Asked how his father was, Edward told reporters, "[He's] well, thank you."
Philip, who is said to be "comfortable and in good spirits," underwent an exploratory operation on Friday and spent the weekend being cared for at the London Clinic.
Originally posted 06/06/2012 02:15PM
Queen Elizabeth paid a 50-minute call on her ailing husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on Wednesday, at London's King Edward VII Hospital.
Arriving shortly after 5 p.m., the Queen, 86, smiled broadly for photographers as she climbed into the royal Bentley following her visit, reports the Telegraph.
On Monday, Philip, who will turn 91 on Sunday, was rushed to the hospital from Windsor and diagnosed with a bladder infection.
Despite his condition – and his having missed the final two days of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee festivities – Philip was said to be in "good spirits" and responding to antibiotics, having "improved considerably" since his admittance, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
Originally posted 01/25/2011 08:00AM
He prepared Prince William's favorite meals at Kensington Palace and served Fergie strawberries and cream on her wedding day. So what does former royal chef Darren McGrady expect to see on the April 29 wedding menu?
McGrady, who served as Senior Chef at Buckingham Palace and later worked in the kitchen at Kensington Palace for the remainder of Princess Diana's life, expects a mix of traditional English fare and Prince William and Kate Middleton's favorites.
Originally posted 02/16/1999 12:00AM
There will be a newly slimmed-down Sophie Rhys-Jones tying the knot with Prince Edward this Saturday. Britain's lively tabloid the Sun reports that the bride-to-be dropped more than 20 pounds in anticipation of the big event. "Sophie has told friends she 'feels fantastic' after dropping a dress size by cutting out fatty foods and taking exercise," says the paper. She went from size 12 to 10 -- and can sometimes slip into a size 8 (these are American sizes). Adds the Sun: "She now tips the scales at under nine stone (about 125 pounds), and Edward is said to be 'delighted.'"
Originally posted 02/04/1999 12:00AM
Britain's favorite newlywed, Prince Edward, is being accused of cashing in on his royal name. In November he is planning to charge tourists to hear him lecture on the restoration of Windsor Castle following its almost-total destruction in a 1992 fire. Up to 500 people a night (for four nights) are expected to fill Windsor's Theater Royal to hear Edward, whose talks will include slides and video footage. Price of the lecture package is $465 and includes travel to Windsor to and from London, hotel accommodation and a visit to the castle where Edward was married last month to public relations executive Sophie Rhys-Jones.
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