Prince Philip Spends Night In Hospital Under Observation For ‘Pre-Existing Condition’

Buckingham Palace confirmed Prince Philip, 98, had been taken to hospital Friday and has now stayed for one night.

A statement obtained by ET Canada read, “The Duke of Edinburgh travelled from Norfolk this morning to the King Edward VII Hospital in London for observation and treatment in relation to a pre-existing condition.

“The admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’ Doctor.”

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The appointment is a planned admission and he’s expected to be in hospital for a few days, the Guardian reported.

Uniformed guards have been stationed outside the hospital while camera crews are set up across the street.

The visit came as the Queen was pictured travelling to Sandringham by train to kick off the Christmas festivities.

Photo by Bav Media/Shutterstock Queen Elizabeth II on the train in Cambridge on Friday morning on her way to Sandringham for the Christmas holidays.
Photo by Bav Media/Shutterstock Queen Elizabeth II on the train in Cambridge on Friday morning on her way to Sandringham for the Christmas holidays.

Philip was not with her, not only because of the hospital visit but also because he made Sandringham his retirement home when he announced he was stepping back from royal duties in 2017.

HRH Queen Elizabeth II arrives at King’s Lynn station for her Christmas break at Sandringham. Credit: Splash News
HRH Queen Elizabeth II arrives at King’s Lynn station for her Christmas break at Sandringham. Credit: Splash News

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The royal lives in the estate’s Wood Farm Cottage and reportedly likes reading, painting, and having friends over.

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