LONDON (AP) — Britain’s 99-year-old Prince Philip has been admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace stated Wednesday.
The palace stated the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was admitted to the personal King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday night.
It referred to as the admission “a precautionary measure” taken on the recommendation of Philip’s physician. The palace stated Philip, often known as the Duke of Edinburgh, is predicted to stay for just a few days of “commentary and relaxation.”
His sickness isn’t believed to be associated to COVID-19. The queen and Philip acquired a primary dose of a vaccine in opposition to the coronavirus in early January.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s workplace stated he “sends his finest needs to the Duke of Edinburgh as he undergoes just a few days of relaxation in hospital.”
Philip retired from public duties in 2017 and infrequently seems in public. His most up-to-date public occasion was a navy ceremony at Buckingham Palace in July.
Throughout England’s present coronavirus lockdown, the duke has been staying at Windsor Fortress, west of London, with the queen, who has carried out duties comparable to conferences with dignitaries remotely.
Lockdown allowing, the royal family is planning celebrations, to mark Philip’s one hundredth birthday on June 10.
Philip married the then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and is the longest-serving royal consort in British historical past. He and the queen have 4 youngsters, eight grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
A former naval officer and eager polo participant, Philip loved sturdy well being effectively into outdated age however has had a lot of well being points lately.
In 2011, he was rushed to a hospital by helicopter after struggling chest pains and handled for a blocked coronary artery. In 2017, he spent two nights within the King Edward VII hospital and was hospitalized for 10 days in 2018 for a hip alternative.
Philip was final hospitalized in December 2019, spending 4 nights within the King Edward VII Hospital for what the palace stated was deliberate therapy of a pre-existing situation.
He was pressured to surrender driving on the age of 97, after smashing right into a automotive whereas driving a Land Rover close to Sandringham property in January 2019. Philip wanted assist to get out of the Land Rover however wasn’t injured. A lady within the different automobile suffered a damaged wrist.
Even after that, Philip continued to drive a horse and carriage on personal land every so often.