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Prince Philip, 99, admitted to hospital after feeling ‘unwell’


Duke of Edinburgh is admitted to London’s King Edward VII hospital after ‘feeling unwell’: Prince Philip, 99, is in ‘good spirits’ as he ‘walks unaided’ into hospital – but his condition is ‘not Covid related’

  • Prince Philip, 99, was last night taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London 
  • The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest 
  • Last month it was announced both Duke and the Queen had received their jabs 

The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to hospital on the advice of his doctor after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace has said.

Prince Philip, 99, was last night taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone, London, as a ‘precautionary measure’ and is expected to remain there for a few days.

His illness is not believed to be Covid-related and his admission is not being treated as an emergency.

Royal sources said he was driven to the King Edward VII Hospital by car before walking in unaided. They added that he remains in ‘good spirits’.     

In a statement, Buckingham Palace 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.’ 

The Duke of Edinburgh was last night admitted to hospital on the advice of his doctor after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace has said (pictured at Balmoral in August 2020)

The last photograph of Philip was in November, where the Duke and Queen looked at their homemade card, given to them by their great grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis ahead of their 73rd wedding anniversary

The last photograph of Philip was in November, where the Duke and Queen looked at their homemade card, given to them by their great grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis ahead of their 73rd wedding anniversary

Last month it was announced that both the Duke and the Queen had received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.  

Philip has suffered a number of ailments over the years, including being treated for a blocked coronary artery at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire in December 2011 and a bladder infection in June 2012, forcing him to miss the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Exploratory surgery on his abdomen followed in June 2013 and he began to use hearing aids by 2014, aged 93. 

He later pulled out of a Battle of Jutland anniversary event in June 2016 citing a minor ailment which was followed soon after by his retirement from public duty in 2017.

He spent four nights at King Edward Hospital in December 2019, where he was treated for a ‘pre-existing condition’ and was later discharged on Christmas Eve.

The duke was then driven to Sandringham and spent Christmas with the Queen.

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Last month it was revealed both the Duke and the Queen had received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine

Last month it was revealed both the Duke and the Queen had received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine 

Prince Philip, 99, was taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London as a 'precautionary measure' and will remain there for a few days (pictured in July 2020)

Prince Philip, 99, was taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London as a ‘precautionary measure’ and will remain there for a few days (pictured in July 2020)

PRINCE PHILIP’S AILMENTS OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS 

Prince Philip has suffered a number of ailments over the years, including:

· December 2011: Treated for a blocked coronary artery at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire

· June 2012: Bladder infection forces him to miss the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

· June 2013: Exploratory surgery on his abdomen

· June 2016: He pulls out of a Battle of Jutland anniversary event citing a minor ailment

· December 2019: Spends four nights at King Edward Hospital in London and is treated for a ‘pre-existing condition’

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