(CNN) – Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, is being treated for an infection and is unlikely to leave the hospital for several days for several days, according to an update from Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

“The Duke of Edinburgh remains in the hospital of King Edward VII, where he is receiving medical attention for an infection. He is comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave the hospital for several days, “it says a statement from the palace.

On Monday, his grandson, Prince William, said the 99-year-old was doing “OK” and the hospital staff was “keeping an eye on him”.

Prince William made the remarks during a visit a vaccination center in Norfolk, England on Monday.

On Tuesday, Prince Philip’s youngest son, Prince Edward, told Sky News that he had recently spoken to his father, who is “much better” and who is referring to it happy to return home honor.

“We have received some brilliant and endearing messages from all kinds of people. And we really appreciate that, and so does he. I passed them on, “said Prince Edward.

Prince Philip, who will turn 100 in June, resigned from public life in 2017 and has been hospitalized several times in recent years. In December 2019, he was called for a pre-existing condition being treated in hospital.

His last admission was not an emergency, according to a royal source. He said he drove to King Edward VII Hospital by car and came in unassisted. The source added that the illness was unrelated to COVID-19.

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth both received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The couple spent most of the past year at Windsor Castle after being during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic moved away from Buckingham Palace in spring 2020.

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