This is the news that we royalists have all been waiting for...
Because people all around the world have been on the edge of their seats in the last week...
Following the disheartening announcement that the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, was admitted into hospital.
Things have been looking uncertain...
And royalists have been holding their breath over how the ninety-nine-year old will pull through.
But today, we received a much-needed update on the Duke's condition...
And his illness has finally been revealed.
Read on to find out exactly what it is...
Now, the royal family is a hugely important part of British culture.
The Brits are extremely proud of the fact that Queen Elizabeth is the longest-ruling monarch of the United Kingdom. Since her coronation on February 6th, 1952, she surpassed Queen Victoria's old record of sixty-three years on the throne in 2015.
Queen Elizabeth lived through the world war.
via: GettyDuring WWII, she and her sister, Princess Margaret, were evacuated to Windsor to keep them safely out of London. While there, Elizabeth made her first public appearance by way of radio broadcast. She famously said, "that in the end, all will be well; for God will care for us and give us victory and peace."
She soon began taking on more public duties following the war.
via: GettyElizabeth's father appointed her colonel-in-chief of the Grenadier Guards and she made her first public appearances inspecting her troops.
But when her father died in February of 1952...
Elizabeth, the King's first-born, automatically became the Queen of England and was coronated on June 2nd, 1952.
Interestingly, Elizabeth's was the first coronation to ever be shown on television.
She wasn't ruling totally alone though, because Prince Philip was always by her side.
via: GettyElizabeth married Phillip Mountbatten (a distant relative of hers) on November 20th, 1947, when she was just twenty-one. She'd met Philip aged thirteen and the 2 quickly became totally smitten.
The pair wasted no time starting a family.
via: Getty ImagesTheir first child, Charles, was born in 1948, and is pictured of the left. Their second child, Anne, soon followed in 1950.
The Queen and Philip have a total of 4 children together...
Queen Elizabeth has ruled the United Kingdom with her family over the years, and over time, all of them have won over the public, including Prince Charles' father.
Philip wasn't an expected fit for the Queen at first, however.
Queen Elizabeth was known for being more reserved and thoughtful, while Philip always had a reputation for being a bit bold and brash, and he has always had something of a mixed reputation in high society.
But the pair continue to stand the test of time!
via: GettySoon after their marriage, they were required to take the last name of Windsor, which caused tension between the pair. There have also been numerous public scandals, including rumors of Philip's infidelity. But to this very day, the couple remains happily married.
So hearing about the Duke's recent health concerns have been very unfortunate.
The ninety-nine-year-old has been battling several health problems over the years which have gotten particularly bad in the past few months.
The royal has undergone many surgeries in order to regain his health.
Having previously dealt with such things as a blocked coronary artery and a bladder infection just days before his ninety-second birthday, Prince Philip underwent exploratory abdominal surgery... which he thankfully recovered from.
In 2015, he retired from public engagements after becoming the longest-standing royal consort in British history.
But soon after, he fell victim to another health issue which involved hip replacement surgery and since then, he has been on a tragically rocky path.
Prince Charles has already taken over a lot of the royal duties since his father's retirement.
via: GettyPreviously, he had already been doing a lot on behalf of his parents but 2015 marked the year when he took on a heavier responsibility.
But it seems as though the news has only been getting worse for the family...
As Prince Philip was rushed to hospital last week after feeling "unwell."
The Sun reported that the royal would be spending "a few days" there...
And all in all, he remains in "good spirit" after being taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London, last Tuesday evening.
A statement released by Buckingham Palace explained:
"The Duke's admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness's Doctor, after feeling unwell. The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest."
It was said that the illness is not related to COVID...
And the Queen is to remain at Windsor while her husband receives the care he needs.
But in a turn of events, Prince Charles was able to visit his father...
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Regardless of the current COVID restrictions and regulations in the U.K at the moment.
It is believed the Prince of Wales made a 200-mile round trip to see his father...
And Charles, who was said to be teary-eyed, is the first member of the Royal Family to pay him a visit.
Many felt the prince's emotional reaction was a sign of things to come...
And we're sad to confirm that this was indeed correct as Buckingham Palace has just confirmed that Prince Philip is set to remain in hospital.
In an official statement, the palace confirmed that Philip will not be leaving the hospital any time soon.
It read, as per Metro:
"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."
Philip's youngest son, Prince Edward, confirmed shortly after the statement that his father is "feeling a lot better" and is "looking forward to getting out."
"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," he said.
We hope the Duke of Edinburgh makes a speedy recovery soon!
Make sure to stay posted for updates on this developing story.