LARGER than life Royal Prince Philip has been admitted to a London hospital as a ‘precautionary measure’, the Palace has confirmed.
The 99-year-old husband to Queen Elizabeth II, was admitted to the hospital Tuesday evening after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace confirmed Wednesday.
The palace called his admittance to London’s King Edward VII Hospital a precautionary measure and noted he is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days of observation and rest.
The Duke of Edinburgh, the oldest and longest-serving royal consort in British history, celebrated his 99th birthday in June without much of a fuss at Windsor Castle, where both he and the queen have been self-isolating since mid-March amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Queen Elizabeth, 94, and Philip have received their COVID-19 vaccinations, the palace said last month.
Philip has carried out thousands of public engagements over the decades, until he retired from public life in 2017. Until the pandemic struck, he had been living at Wood Farm, a modest cottage on the edge of Sandringham, the sprawling royal estate in Norfolk where the royal family typically spends Christmas holidays.