Prince Charles was in tears after he visited his father, Prince Philip, who has spent a fifth night in a London hospital.
The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, was admitted to the private King Edward VII’s Hospital on Tuesday evening as a precautionary measure after feeling unwell. He is said to have walked in unaided.
Photographs showed Prince Charles wearing a mask with tears in his eyes as he was driven away from the hospital
The Prince of Wales was the first member of the royal family to visit when he made the 320 kilometre round-trip from his home in Gloucestershire on Saturday afternoon.
It is thought Charles had not seen his father since before Christmas because of the nationwide coronavirus restrictions, with Philip staying at Windsor Castle with the Queen.
The visit came the day after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were stripped of their prestigious patronages, as the couple confirmed Megxit was permanent.
Philip, who turns 100 on June 10, is in hospital for an undisclosed reason, although it is not coronavirus-related. He is known for his “no fuss” attitude.