Inside Prince Philip's Hospital Where Patients Dine on Slow Roast Sirloin

Prince Philip's luxurious private hospital claims to serve restaurant quality food including slow roast sirloin, Asian tiger prawns and griddled sea bass.

The Duke of Edinburgh is into his third day at King Edward VII Hospital in London, having been taken in by private car on Tuesday night.

Queen Elizabeth II is patron of the private clinic where her husband is under observation, having felt unwell on Tuesday.

The hospital's website boasts of "truly personalised medical care" and claims to give patients "the impeccable standards of nursing care they deserve."

It also states: "We do not admit COVID-19 patients."

Prince Philip at Windsor Castle
Prince Philip during the transfer of the Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles at Windsor Castle on July 22, 2020 in Windsor, England. He is currently being treated at King Edward VII Hospital after feeling unwell on Tuesday. Samir Hussein-Pool/Getty

While there, patients are treated to a continental or full English breakfast each day, a hot or cold lunch and a three course meal for dinner.

The menu changes, but the sample published online offers Argyll smoked salmon or baba ganoush as starters with mains including slow roast sirloin, Asian tiger prawns and griddled sea bass.

Crème caramel and Raspberry and almond frangipane tart served with chantilly cream are among the desserts.

The website reads: "If you are yet to try the food at King Edward VII's Hospital, it may be hard to imagine just how good it is."

It adds: "All of our food is prepared on-site by our Head Chef Mark Heard and his experienced team, using only the freshest ingredients.

"With a menu that changes daily and caters for all dietary requirements (including diabetic, gluten-free, halal and kosher options), you'll be spoilt for choice as you order your breakfast, lunch and three-course dinner.

"Each meal will be delivered to your private room for you to enjoy in peace and help your recovery."

Buckingham Palace have not revealed the cause of Prince Philip's illness, confirming only that his stay is a "precuation" and not related to COVID.

However, hospital fees can be anything from $20,000 for a hip replacement to $4,500 for keyhole surgery to the shoulder.

There is no suggestion Philip will need either procedure, or any surgery at all.

Despite the luxury enjoyed by patients—profits go towards providing either free or subsidised care for members of the armed forces, veterans or their families.

A Buckingham Palace statement yesterday said: "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London, on Tuesday evening.

"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."