Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, was admitted to a London hospital, Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Wednesday

The Duke of Edinburgh was taken to King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday evening as a “precaution” on the advice of his doctor “after being unwell,” the statement said

Philip, 99, is expected to stay in the hospital for a few days to be watched and rested

Along with the Queen, Philip received his Covid-19 vaccine last month, the royal couple stayed at Windsor Castle, a palace about 30 miles west of London during the pandemic that hit the U.

According to health officials, the country has over 4 million cases and 118000 deaths the worst outbreak in Europe

Philip, who retired from public service in 2017, is the longest-serving royal consort in British history

He married then Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and they have four children together – Prince Charles, born in 1948; Princess Anne, born in 1950; Prince Andrew, born 1960; and Prince Edward, born in 1964 – together with eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren

Philip, a former naval officer and avid polo player, was healthy into old age but had a number of health problems in recent years

In 2011 he was rushed to hospital by helicopter from Sandringham for chest pain and treated for a blocked coronary artery.In 2017, he spent two nights at King Edward VII Hospital and was hospitalized for 10 days in 2018 for a hip replacement

He was last admitted to hospital in December 2019 when he spent four nights in the hospital because, according to Palast, treatment for a pre-existing condition was planned, although it was not known what the condition was

Philip had to give up driving at the age of 97 after a car accident in January 2019, which slightly injured the passengers of another vehicle, despite getting away unharmed the following month Buckingham Palace announced that he had voluntarily surrendered his driver’s license

His career has been interrupted by the occasional gaffe and non-colored commentary In 2015 he made headlines when he angrily berated a photographer

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