A U.S tabloid claims that Prince Philip is being kept alive by 'massive speedball injections', so he can live long enough to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcome their first child in the spring.
The GLOBE claims that the 97-year-old’s health is deteriorating rapidly and he is is now under 24-hour nursing care.
“It’s heartbreaking for Her Majesty, but she has been told Philip has only weeks to live,” a source reportedly told GLOBE.
“But he’s clinging to life, and daily injections are giving him the energy he needs to function at the most basic level.
Prince Philip was notably absent from the royal family's annual Christmas service, prompting speculation he was suffering from ill health.
Although the Palace says he was doing "absolutely fine", GLOBE reports "his end is very near."
The Duke of Edinburgh was last seen publicly at Princess Eugenie’s wedding in October.
“At the time, he was holloweyed and looked like the walking dead,” added the courtier.
“His situation has gotten much worse since then. He struggles to think and talk, and has trouble recognising anyone, even his wife.
According to the source, Philip is "stubborn" and vows to hang on long enough to meet Harry and Meghan's baby.
"He is demanding his doctors help him live long enough to see Prince Harry’s first child with Meghan Markle in the spring," they added.
“I’m told doctors are using a cocktail of powerful drugs — stimulants and sedatives — to help him move around when he wants and rest when he needs to."