Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie visit Prince Philip in hospital

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are the latest royals to visit their grandfather Prince Philip in hospital, as he recovers from an exploratory operation on his abdomen.

The close sisters were photographed arriving at the London Clinic on Harley Street, where the Duke of Edinburgh was admitted last Friday. He is expected to remain there for about two weeks.



Princess Beatrice, 24, and Princess Eugenie, 23, donned black and navy blue dresses respectively for the visit. They appeared to be in high spirits and smiled at cameras, which is most likely contribution to their grandfather's strong recovery.

The ladies' visit comes after their father, Prince Andrew, paid a brief visit to the Duke of Edinburgh. The royal family have shown their love and support with a string of trips to the hospital.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, was spotted entering the clinic on Tuesday afternoon with what looked to be a picnic bag, perhaps containing a few of the Duke of Edinburgh's favourite foods.

The Queen visited her husband the night before on his 92nd birthday, bearing a card addressed to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Buckingham Palace released a statement on his birthday, saying, "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh is progressing according to plans at this early stage.

"He will remain in hospital for up to two weeks, and it is expected he will then be taking a period of convalescence of approximately two months."