FILE – In this file photo dated Wednesday July 22nd 2020, Britain’s Prince Philip arrives for a ceremony in which the Colonel of Rifles is being transferred by himself to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in Windsor Castle, England. According to Buckingham Palace, 99-year-old Prince Philip was admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell. The palace says Queen Elizabeth II’s husband was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital on the evening of February 16, 2021.



FILE – In this file photo dated Wednesday July 22nd 2020, Britain’s Prince Philip arrives for a ceremony in which the Colonel of Rifles is being transferred by himself to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in Windsor Castle, England. According to Buckingham Palace, 99-year-old Prince Philip was admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell. The palace says Queen Elizabeth II’s husband was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital on the evening of February 16, 2021.



The Queen's husband, Prince Philip, 99, was hospitalized

FILE – This Thursday 3rd November 2016, Britain’s Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II bid farewell to Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos and his wife Maria Clemencia de Santos after their state visit to Buckingham Palace in London. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband received their COVID-19 vaccinations. Buckingham Palace officials said in a statement that the 94-year-old monarch and 99-year-old Prince Philip received their thrusts on Saturday, January 9, 2021 and around 1.5 million people in the UK joined the The first dose was given a vaccine against the coronavirus.

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s 99-year-old Prince Philip was admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday.

The palace said Queen Elizabeth II’s husband was admitted to the private King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday evening.

It called the recording “a precautionary measure” taken on the advice of Philip’s doctor. The palace said it is expected to stay “watch and rest” for a few days.

His illness is not linked to COVID-19. The Queen and Philip were vaccinated against the coronavirus in early January.

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

During England’s current coronavirus lockdown, he was with the Queen at Windsor Castle, west of London.

Philip married then Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and is the longest-serving royal consort in British history. He and the queen have four children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Philip, a former naval officer and avid polo player, was healthy well into old age but had a number of health problems in recent years.

In 2011, he was rushed to hospital by helicopter for chest pain and treated for a blocked coronary artery. He spent two nights at King Edward VII Hospital in 2017 and was hospitalized for 10 days in 2018 for a hip replacement.