Published: Fri, February 19, 2021

Prince Philip, 99, in hospital 'as a precaution'

Prince Philip, 99, in hospital 'as a precaution'

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London yesterday evening.

While Philip is hospitalized in London, Queen Elizabeth is remaining at Windsor Castle, where she has been staying with her husband for most of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, has been admitted to hospital as a "precautionary measure", Buckingham Palace has announced.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said the prince was admitted on the advice of his doctor after feeling unwell.

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The Queen remains at Windsor.

But palace spokespeople have gone out of their way to emphasise that this was not an emergency admission and that it was precautionary.

The Queen's husband reportedly walked into the hospital by himself after travelling there by auto, according to HELLO!

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


It's understood that the Duke was taken from Windsor Castle to hospital in a auto, not an ambulance, and walked unaided through the hospital doors.

Before that, he spent 10 days in hospital following a scheduled hip replacement.

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 will have pre-existing conditions, they haven't told us why he's in hospital other than the fact that he was feeling ill for a few days.

The Duke underwent exploratory surgery on his abdomen in June 2013 and he began to use hearing aids by 2014, aged 93.

"But here we have a man who is 99 years old and 100 in June".

In 2011, he was rushed to a hospital by helicopter after suffering chest pains and treated for a blocked coronary artery.

It was there they spent what aides called a "quiet Christmas" without the rest of the family that they would normally see during the festive period at Sandringham.

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