Queen Elizabeth’s Husband, Prince Philip Hospitalized
Prince Philip has been admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell.
Prince Philip, husband to the English Monarch, Queen Elizabeth has been hospitalized.
A statement from Buckingham Palace said the 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was rushed to a London hospital after feeling unwell, CNN reports.
According to the statement, Prince Philip is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days though the cause of his illness wasn’t revealed.
“His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh was admitted into the King Edward VII Hospital in London, on Tuesday evening.
The Duke’s admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’s Doctor, after feeling unwell.
“The Duke is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days of observation and rest,” the statement said.
Philip married the 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.
A former naval officer and keen polo player, Philip enjoyed robust health well into old age but has had a number of health issues in recent years.
In 2011, he was rushed to a hospital by helicopter after suffering chest pains and treated for a blocked coronary artery. In 2017, he spent two nights in the King Edward VII hospital and was hospitalized for 10 days in 2018 for a hip replacement.
During England’s current coronavirus lockdown, he has been staying at Windsor Castle, west of London, with the queen.