Inside Prince Philip’s final weeks including Charles’ emotional hospital visit

In his final weeks, Prince Philip was visited in hospital by a seemingly teary-eyed Prince Charles before returning home to Windsor Castle.

The Prince of Wales, 72, spent half an hour at his dad's bedside during the first week of his treatment, but it remains unknown whether the pair met again before the Duke of Edinburgh's death.

A picture of The Queen enjoying an Easter walk with her eldest son on March 23 was shared on Good Friday which has since led to questions over Charles tying the trip in with a final chat with Philip.

The Queen, 94, announced with "deep sorrow" on Friday the death of her husband of 73 years at the age of 99.

She called him her "strength and guide" prior to and throughout her 69-year reign.

Before his final weeks spent at Windsor Castle, the Duke of Edinburgh endured an alarming 28-night stay in hospital which he was admitted into in mid-February for an infection and a pre-existing heart condition.

A photo taken on the day of his hospital visit shows an seemingly emotional Charles during the first week of his dad's treatment.

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The Queen had continued to take part in in her largely virtual public engagements throughout Philip's recent ill health as well as Meghan and Harry's bombshell Oprah interview.

Her last appearance was at the Commonwealth Air Forces Memorial in Runnymede, Surrey, to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force on March 31, Daily Mail reports.

Her Majesty asked an Australian serviceman if their Typhoon jets were "being sent off to chase the Russians?" He replied: "That's correct, ma'am, it's a lot of fun for us!"

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The Queen's attendance was her first in-person official engagement since last October, when she joined Prince William at the Defence Laboratory at Porton Down.

Previously on March 1, the Queen spoke over Zoom to the Governor of South Australia, Hieu Van Le, and Steven Marshall, Premier of South Australia, to watch the unveiling of a statue of herself in Adelaide.

The Queen later held a video call with the Duchess of Cornwall, the president of the Royal Voluntary Service and its volunteers, whose work during the pandemic she praised as "wonderful".

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