98-year-old Prince Philip admitted to hospital with pre-existing condition, Palace confirms

first_imgThe Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to hospital with a pre-existing condition, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.In a statement, the palace said: “The Duke of Edinburgh travelled from Norfolk this morning to the King Edward VII Hospital in London for observation and treatment in relation to a pre-existing condition. The admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’ Doctor.”It is understood the Duke has been under the weather for some time and concerns were raised when he developed a bad cold in recent weeks.He is expected to remain at the private hospital in Marylebone for a few days. He was not taken by ambulance and it was a planned admission.The Duke has not been seen in public since May, when he was pictured at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston.The 98-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth is expected to be in the hospital for a few days.His admission today came as the Queen arrived in Norfolk to begin her annual Christmas break.last_img

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