Britain's Prince Philip 98 taken to hospital as precaution

Britain's Prince Philip 98 taken to hospital as precaution

Britain's Prince Philip 98 taken to hospital as precaution

On their golden wedding anniversary in 1997, the queen said he did not take easily to compliments but had been her "strength and stay all these years".

The palace rep added that the Duke of Edinburgh, 98, is anticipated to remain in the hospital for the next "few days".

The palace said Philip didn't travel by ambulance and it wasn't an emergency admission.

Philip retired from public life in August 2017 although he has occasionally appeared at official engagements since.

The palace announcement came as the Queen arrived at the Norfolk estate for her Christmas break after carrying out her duties at the State of Opening of Parliament on Thursday. But he had to let the world know that the Duke of Edinburgh has been his "strength and permanence for all these years". The palace has not revealed whether Prince Felipe will leave the hospital in time for the celebration of family parties.

The palace did not clarify what Philip's "pre-existing" condition was, but in April previous year he was admitted to the same hospital for a hip operation.

Her Majesty gives every member of her staff a sweet Christmas pudding for the holidays - a tradition that dates back to her grandfather King George V.

2011: Two days before Christmas, Philip was taken to hospital from Sandringham with chest pains.

She was pictured arriving at King's Lynn station in Norfolk at 12.31pm, after catching the 10.42pm train from London King's Cross.

Over the years, the Duke of York has been admitted to hospital for various ailments including bladder infections, a blocked coronary artery and abdominal surgery.

Philip suffers from arthritis in his right wrist, and broke a bone in his ankle playing polo. ITV News' royal editor, Chris Ship, said the Duke "walked into the hospital" himself after being driven down from the estate.

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

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