Britain's Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital after feeling unwell

Wednesday, February 17
Newsday and Agencies


Britain's Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to hospital after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

“The Duke’s admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’s Doctor, after feeling unwell.

"The Duke was taken to hospital on the advice of his doctor as a precautionary measure and is expected to remain there for a few days," the statement said.

Philip, aged 99, was admitted to the private King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday.

It is understood that Prince Philip does not have a coronavirus-related illness and walked into hospital unaided.

The Queen and Prince Philip both received their coronavirus vaccines by a doctor from the Royal Household at Windsor Castle in January.