Prince Philip taken to hospital as a "precautionary measure"

Prince Philip taken to hospital as a

The 98-year-old Duke of Edinburgh is now being treated for a pre-existing condition at King Edward VII Hospital in London, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed on Friday afternoon.

"The Duke of Edinburgh was transferred for observation on Friday morning from the estate in Norfolk to a hospital in London". The admission is a precautionary measure on the advice of his doctor.

Her Majesty arrived without her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, who retired from royal duties in August 2017.

Queen Elizabeth may be the head of the royal family - but that doesn't mean she won't slum it with the rest of us on public transport. It's not clear at this time whether the Duke of Edinburgh will be released in time for the holidays.

Queen Elizabeth arrived at her private residence at Sandringham on Friday for the family's annual Christmas celebration.

Royal fans will be hoping Philip is able to leave hospital in time for Christmas but it seems likely he will remain there for a few days.

However, his trip was delayed this year by the general elections, as it was necessary in London to set the agenda for the new conservative government yesterday.

No reports on if he will miss Christmas with his family.

As Philip has continued late into his 90s, concerns for his well-being have increased following a number of health scares.

2011: Two days before Christmas, Philip was taken to hospital from Sandringham with chest pains. In recent years, Philip has suffered from minor illnesses.

Past year he spent 10 days in hospital following hip replacement surgery.

"The palace will not give details about the condition he's being treated for, but the decision to send him to hospital in London may be related to where his consultants are based".

Since 1952, The Duke of Edinburgh carried out thousands of appearances alongside Her Majesty.

He was in a serious auto crash in early 2019 in which he flipped his vehicle.

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