The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London “as a precaution”, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said – “not Covid related”

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The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was rushed to King Edward VII Hospital in London last night “after feeling unwell”

A palace spokesman said: “His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to 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 Doctor after feeling uncomfortable

“The Duke is expected to stay in the hospital for a few days to be watched and rested”

Boris Johnson sent his best wishes this afternoon to the Duke, who will turn 100 later this year

A spokesman no 10 said: “The Prime Minister sends best wishes to the Duke of Edinburgh while he is resting in the hospital for a few days”

Philip has been isolating with the Queen throughout the pandemic, and it was confirmed last month that he was receiving the coronavirus vaccine for the first time

Prince Philip retired from public life in August 2017 after supporting the Queen for decades and attending events for his own charities

His last major hospital stay was in December 2019 when he spent four nights in the hospital but was able to return to his family in Sandringham for Christmas

The Duke is not expected to have visitors conforming to hospital Covid procedures, although he has been known to avoid any fuss of having to stay overnight during previous stays

Philip has been treated for various health problems over the years including treating a blocked coronary artery in 2011

The following year, the prince developed a cystitis and missed the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert

He was also hospitalized for an abdominal operation in 2013 and had an operation on his right hand in 2014

In 2018 he had a hip replacement in the same central London hospital that he is now visiting

A palace spokesman said on Jan. January: “The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh received Covid-19 vaccinations today”

A well-placed insider said, “This is an extremely significant moment in history and a decision the Queen would not have made lightly

“It sends a strong message of hope in what the Queen recognizes that it has been a very difficult and unprecedented time for the country

“Ordinarily the Royal Family would be extremely private on matters like this, but the Queen felt this was a moment to lead over and was well aware of the comment about the unwillingness to accept the vaccine

“As she directed her family to do this during the crisis, the monarch felt it was of the utmost importance to stand behind the incredible efforts of academics and NHS frontline staff working day and night against this terrible one Fight disease ”

Queen Joe Biden has been reported to be received at Buckingham Palace in her first major diplomatic engagement since leaving the capital during the pandemic

The monarch is said to be determined to get back to business after nearly a year of Covid-19 restrictions and bans that prevented her from performing her public duties

She is ready to lead a post-Brexit charm offensive when the new US President and other world leaders visit the UK for the G7 summit in Cornwall in June

Prince Charles, Prince William and the Duchesses of Cornwall and Cambridge will reportedly join the Queen for “soft power” reception

The monarch will also reportedly have a one-on-one interview with Biden, her first significant diplomatic engagement after her scheduled return to Buckingham Palace

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