The Duke of Kent hospitalised after a mild stroke

The Buckingham Palace announced yesterday that the Duke of Kent had suffered a mild stroke. The 77-year-old royal was taken to a London hospital in the early hours of Monday, where his condition was assessed by doctors.

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

Although the Queen’s cousin is still believed to be under the supervision of doctors, his condition has improved and the Duke if “looking forward to resuming official engagements as soon as possible”.

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Queen Elizabeth II Leaves Hospital

Her Majesty had everyone worried with her hospitalisation yesterday but it looks like there was nothing serious for she has already left hospital.

Her Majesty thanks the nurses

Her Majesty thanks the nurses

In the morning, she had a visit from her personal physician, Professor John Cunningham, who asserted the Queen was well enough to be discharged. Apart from being the Queen’s personal physician, Professor Cunningham also occupies the position of the Head of the Medical Household to Her Majesty.

The Queen left King Edward VII Hospital shortly before 3pm. Before being driven away, she made sure to thank the doctors and nurses for their excellent care and flashed her charming smile to the waiting photographers. The Queen was driven back to Buckingham Palace where she will stay tonight – as apparent by the royal standard flying over the Palace (which is done only when the Monarch is in the residence).

Meanwhile, other members of the Royal Family are stepping in to cover for Her Majesty while she is recuperating; the Countess of Wessex and the Duke of Edinburgh will now attend a reception hosted for Members of the British and European Parliaments.

Queen Elizabeth Hospitalised

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen was admitted to King Edward VII hospital on Sunday to be treated for symptoms of gastroenteritis.

Her Majesty’s condition was initially treated by her personal physicians. However, at some point they advised the best course of action would be a hospitalisation It is possible the Queen suffers from dehydration, a common symptom of gastroenteritis, which may require giving her fluids intravenously.

No information is given on how long Queen Elizabeth will stay in hospital, although according to doctors, it would normally take about two days for her condition to be stabilised. All of the Queen’s engagements for the upcoming week, including a high-profile official visit to Rome – were cancelled.

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King Juan Carlos of Spain Underwent a Surgery

King Juan Carlos

King Juan Carlos

King Juan Carlos of Spain successfully underwent surgery for herniated discs in his lower spine at a Madrid hospital on Sunday.

The operation lasted for about three hours and “proved entirely satisfactory”, according to the Royal Household. The procedure was performed by neurosurgeon Manuel de la Torre, who told the reporters it would take between two and six months for the King to fully recover.

His Majesty will likely require remaining in the La Milagrosa Clinic in Madrid for about a week, to recuperative from the procedure.

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Week in Review – 24 February-03 March: Royal Health Worries

It’s was a rather unfortunate week health-wise from royals across the world.

Queen Elizabeth II was forced to cancel a visit to Swansea on Saturday to celebrate St David’s Day, after developing symptoms of gastroenteritis. She will now spend the weekend at Windsor and will be “assessed in the coming days”. It is very unusual of Her Majesty to cancel engagements for health reasons.

Elizabeth II and King Juan Carlos

Elizabeth II and King Juan Carlos

King Juan Carlos of Spain had to be treated on Wednesday because of a dislocated left hip. The procedure was non-invasive and lasted for less than an hour. The King had undergone a surgery on his left hip in November of 2012, after suffering from osteoarthritis in his left hip. At the beginning of the week, His Majesty felt numb pain and after x-rays the doctors found he had a “slight dislocation” of the left hip.

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Nepal’s former Crown Prince in critical but stable condition

Paras, Crown Prince of Nepal

Paras, Crown Prince of Nepal

The condition of Paras, Crown Prince of Nepal shows slight improvements, according to a statement released by his doctors. The statement further informs that the doctors were able to stop internal bleeding in the Prince’s abdomen, although his blood pressure remains dangerously low. Paras is yet to regain conciousness following his hospitalisation. The doctors found internal bleeding yesterday and although they succeeded in stopping it, the Crown Princess overall condition is given as “critical but stable”.

On February 19, the Crown Prince was admitted to Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital in Bangkok after he suffered a heart attack. This is his second hospitalisation; in 2007, Paras was admitted to the Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu after suffering a mild heart attack. Back then, he underwent a 50-minute balloon angioplasty to clear a blocked artery. This time, the Prince’s condition appears to be much more serious.

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