Britain’s Prince Philip, 99, hospitalized

Britain’s 99-year-old Prince Philip has been admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace says.

The palace says the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was admitted to the private King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday evening.

It says the admission is “a precautionary measure” on the advice of Philip’s doctor and that the senior royal is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days of “observation and rest.”

Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, retired from public duties in 2017 and rarely appears in public.

During England’s current coronavirus lockdown, he has been staying at Windsor Castle, west of London, with the queen.

Britain’s Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh greets guests at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London on June 1, 2017. (John Stillwell / POOL / AFP)
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