Prince Philip taken to hospital after feeling unwell confirms Buckingham Palace

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Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband, was taken to hospital on the advice of his doctor on Tuesday February 16, Buckingham Palace confirmed.

The Duke of Edinburgh was taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London as a "precautionary measure" following a discussion with his doctor.

The 99-year-old was reportedly "feeling unwell" and will remain in hospital for "a few days of observation" and rest.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London, on Tuesday evening.

"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."

A royal source said the Prince was taken to hospital by car and walked into the medical facility unaided.

The admission was not an emergency, the Telegraph reported, and a palace source told the publication his condition was not Covid-related.

As of Tuesday evening, Prince Philip was reportedly in "good spirits" despite feeling "unwell for a short period of time".

He was last admitted to hospital on December 20 2019 for a period of four days in a visit described as "precautionary" by the Palace.

Prince Philip reportedly received treatment for a "pre-existing condition" on this occasion, of which details were not released.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh have been isolating at Windsor Castle during the Covid pandemic.

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