Prince Philip, 99, admitted to hospital

Penny Burfitt
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Prince Philip has been admitted to hospital after complaining of feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace has revealed.

The Duke of Edinburgh was been admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in central London on Tuesday evening as a precaution, a statement from the Palace confirmed.

Britain's Prince Philip
Britain's Prince Philip has been admitted to hospital. Photo: AP

The BBC reports the husband of the queen was driven to the hospital by car and admitted after an examination.

He has been feeling unwell for a number of days, but it is not linked to coronavirus.

The Duke is reportedly in 'good spirits' in the hospital, while the Queen remains at home at Windsor Castle.

He is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days for observation and rest, the Palace reports.

Members of the media outside the King Edward VII Hospital in London
Members of the media outside the King Edward VII Hospital in London where the Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted. Photo: Getty Images

The Duke is set to celebrate his 100th birthday in June, an occasion Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are anticipated to return to the UK to celebrate.

Outside the hospital in central London, news reporters have gathered, awaiting further news.

The Duke retired from public service in 2017 at the age of 96 and is rarely seen out and about, last appearing in a snap with the Queen that was shared to Instagram to mark the pair's 73rd wedding anniversary.

It's not the first time the Prince has been hospitalised in recent years, after enjoying good health for much of his life.

In January 2019 he had to give up driving at the age of 97, after smashing into a car near Sandringham estate.

In December 2019 he was hospitalised for what was said to be planned treatment for an existing condition.

The news comes after a busy week for the royals.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced on Sunday evening that they are expecting a baby, news that reportedly 'delighted' the royal family.

In less thrilling news for the very public but private household, the pair also revealed they will sit down for a tell-all chat with Oprah in March, finally opening up about their experience of leaving their roles as senior members of the royal family.

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