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Prince Philip taken to London hospital after feeling unwell: Buckingham Palace

The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, 99, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was taken to a hospital in London after feeling unwell, according to a Buckingham Palace press release.

“His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London, on Tuesday evening,” the Wednesday release stated.

The Buckingham Palace press release added: “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,” it added.

People who track the Royals closely said the duke travelled by car to the hospital and his admission to the hospital was not coronavirus related.

The duke is due to celebrate his 100th birthday on 10 June.



The Queen remains at Windsor Castle, to the west of London, the source said.

Prince Philip stepped back from public life in 2017. Due to his advancing age, the Duke has been taken to hospital several times in recent years. In December 2019 he was admitted to the hospital for treatment of a pre-existing condition.

The Queen and Prince Philip have spent most of the past year at Windsor Castle, having moved away from Buckingham Palace during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020.

The couple both received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in January 2021.