Prince Philip turns 99 today, June 10, and the British royal family marked it with the release of a rare portrait alongside his wife of 72 years, Queen Elizabeth.
In the photo, the Duke of Edinburgh stands next to the monarch in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle, which is where the royal couple has been in isolation since March amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Prince Philip has on his tie of the Household Division — the seven British army regiments that serve the Queen. Queen Elizabeth, who turned 94 in April, wears a floral dress by her dresser and confidante Angela Kelly, who is living on the castle grounds.
Boris Johnson shares horrible tale while being treated for COVID-19
UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has revealed that doctors prepared to announce his death as he battled the coronavirus disease after testing positive.
The Prime Minister made his first public appearance on Monday after fully recovering from the disease he battled for nearly a month.
Speaking with the Sun UK, Boris said he was in a life-or-death struggle against the virus, adding that he depended on litres and litres of oxygen to survive.
According to him, doctors already made arrangements on how to announce his death if things went wrong.
He said: “It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it. They had a strategy to deal with a ‘death of Stalin’-type scenario.
“I was not in particularly brilliant shape and I was aware there were contingency plans in place.
“The doctors had all sorts of arrangements for what to do if things went badly wrong.
“They gave me a face mask so I got litres and litres of oxygen and for a long time I had that and the little nose jobbie.
”Reality struck me when I was wired up to monitors and moved into intensive care.
”The indicators kept going in the wrong direction and I realised there was no cure for Covid-19.
”At this point I kept asking myself, how am I going to get out of this?
“It was hard to believe that in just a few days my health had deteriorated to this extent.
”I remember feeling frustrated. I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t getting better.
“But the bad moment came when it was 50-50 whether they were going to have to put a tube down my windpipe.
“That was when I knew they were starting to think about how to handle it presentationally.
“It was thanks to some wonderful, wonderful nursing that I made it. They really did it and they made a huge difference.
“I can’t explain how it all happened but it’s wonderful to see that I pulled through.
“I get emotional about this near death experience but it was an extraordinary thing.”
Recall that the Prime Minister and his fiancée, Carrie Symonds, recently welcomed a new baby boy after battling the disease.
UK prime minister Boris Johnson confirms he has tested positive for coronavirus
UK prime minister, Boris Johnson has confirmed he has tested positive for coronavirus
This comes just after a Downing Street spokesperson announced in a statement that Mr.Johnson tested positive for coronavirus ‘after experiencing mild symptoms yesterday’
Confirming the news on Twitter, the 55-year-old wrote: ‘Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this.
Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus.
I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 27, 2020
Breaking: UK confirms two cases of coronavirus
Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, Public Health England says.
Professor Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England, said: “We can confirm that two patients in England, who are members of the same family, have tested positive for coronavirus.
“The patients are receiving specialist NHS care, and we are using tried and tested infection control procedures to prevent further spread of the virus.”
He added: “The NHS is extremely well-prepared and used to managing infections and we are already working rapidly to identify any contacts the patients had, to prevent further spread.
“We have been preparing for UK cases of novel coronavirus and we have robust infection control measures in place to respond immediately.
“We are continuing to work closely with the World Health Organisation and the international community as the outbreak in China develops to ensure we are ready for all eventualities.”
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