Prince Philip was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday evening as a precautionary measure on a recommendation from his doctors. The Duke of Edinburgh has been feeling “unwell” for a number of days but has not been classed as an emergency admission.
Richard Palmer, the Daily Express’ royal correspondent tweeted: “The Duke is said to be in good spirits” following his admission to hospital.
BBC royal correspondent Nick Witchell said: “We know that he had been feeling unwell for a couple of days.
“We are told that this is not Covid related, it is according to Buckingham Palace are precautionary admission.
“He was taken from Windsor to the Hospital in London by car.
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“We are told that he walked in and it was not an emergency admission.
“It is the decision of his doctors that he should be admitted to hospital as a precaution.
“We know of course that he is just a couple of months short of his 100th birthday.”
The BBC’s royal correspondent added: “He has been at Windsor with the Queen in self-isolation with a small number of officials.
“He was last in hospital just before Christmas in 2019.
“On that occasion, he was admitted for observation and treatment.
“That too was described as precautionary admission and he spent four nights in hospital on that occasion.
“Certainly I sense from Buckingham Palace there is no sense of alarm over this.”
Royal fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the Duke of Edinburgh’s admission to hospital.
One Twitter user said: I hope he recovers and is back home soon.”
Another tweeted: “Sending prayers his way!”
A third wrote: “Sending well wishes in keeping him safe and well.”