Prince Philip, 99, admitted to hospital

  • Prince Philip, 99, admitted to hospital

Prince Philip, 99, admitted to hospital

Prince Philip, 99, has been admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace says.

It called the admission "a precautionary measure" taken on the advice of Philip's doctor.

It added that he was "in good spirits" in hospital, where is expected to remain for a few days of observation and rest.

Philip is rarely seen in public after he stepped down from official engagements in August 2017.

According to ITV News' Royal Editor Chris Ship, Prince Phillip "illness is not Covid related" and that "he travelled to central London by vehicle and it was not treated as an emergency admission".

Queen Elizabeth's husband, Prince Philip, was admitted to hospital on Tuesday, walking in unaided, after feeling unwell for a short period. He and the queen have four children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

"The Duke of Edinburgh has today left hospital after being discharged by his Doctor and is now back at Sandringham".

The couple have been spending the coronavirus lockdown in England at Windsor Castle with a small household staff, nicknamed HMS Bubble.

Concerns for the British royal's health have been raised in recent years. Philip needed help to get out of the Land Rover but wasn't injured. It is not known if the current illness is related.

The last time Prince Philip was in hospital was in December 2019. Elizabeth became queen in 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI.