December 10, 1949
Prince Charles of Edinburgh, the year-old-son of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, has "acute tonsillitis," according to Buckingham Palace. He is recovering well, and his temperature is normal again and the infection has subsided."
Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh are in Malta, where the Duke is assigned for naval duty. The princess is expected to return to London in ten days.
According to the New York Times, there was never a question of the Princess returning sooner. The baby's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth has been visited Clarence House several times during the prince's illness. This weekend, however, the queen will be spending the weekend with her her husband, King George VI at Windsor.