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Prince Philip Taken To Hospital After 'Feeling Unwell'

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Prince Philip Taken To Hospital After 'Feeling Unwell'

Prince Philip has been taken to hospital after 'feeling unwell'.

The 99-year-old was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday evening as a precautionary measure.

Prince Philip has been taken to hospital. Credit: PA
Prince Philip has been taken to hospital. Credit: PA

It is understood his illness is not Covid-19.

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Buckingham Palace confirmed the news to LADbible in a statement, which states: "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."

The Duke of Edinburgh was driven to hospital by car and is reported to have walked into the hospital unaided.

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The Queen has remained at Windsor, where the couple has been shielding.

His hospitalisation is a precautionary measure. Credit: PA
His hospitalisation is a precautionary measure. Credit: PA

Prince Philip previously spent four nights at King Edward Hospital in December 2019, where he was treated for a 'pre-existing condition' before being discharged on Christmas Eve.

He has suffered numerous health problems in recent years, missing the traditional Christmas church service in 2011 because of a blocked artery that resulting in him having a stent put in.

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He drastically reduced his public engagements after that operation and reduced them further following two bladder infections in 2012.

He had exploratory surgery on his abdomen the following year and began using hearing aids the year after that, before retiring from public duty in 2017.

Prince Philip gave up his driving licence following a crash in 2019.

The collision happened near the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, where the Duke's Land Rover Freelander landed on its side after hitting a Kia.

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While the Duke was shaken but uninjured, two people who were in the other car were taken to hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and later discharged, while a baby was unharmed.

After the incident, a statement from Norfolk Police read: "The driver of the Kia, a 28-year-old woman, suffered cuts to her knee while the passenger, a 45-year-old woman, sustained a broken wrist.

"Both casualties were treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn and were discharged last night. Police can also confirm a nine-month-old baby boy was in the Kia at the time of the incident and was uninjured.

"The driver of the Land Rover, a 97-year-old man, was uninjured. Both drivers were breath tested and provided negative readings."

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A spokesperson from Buckingham Palace said: "After careful consideration The Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving licence."

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Topics: UK News

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