Prince Philip taken to hospital as a ‘precautionary measure’

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The final time the Duke of Edinburgh became as soon as seen in public became as soon as at Girl Gabriella Windsor’s marriage ceremony in Can also

The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to scientific institution as a “precautionary measure”, Buckingham Palace has said.

Prince Philip travelled from the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk to the King Edward VII Scientific institution in London on Friday morning.

In a press beginning, the palace said it became as soon as for observation and therapy when it comes to a pre-existing condition on the recommendation of Prince Philip’s doctor.

He became as soon as no longer taken by ambulance and it became as soon as a deliberate admission.

The duke, Ninety eight, retired from public life in August 2017.

He spent many years supporting the Queen and attending events for his own charities and organisations.

Since retiring from valid solo royal tasks, he has looked in public alongside the Queen and heaps of contributors of the Royal Family at events and church companies and products.

The duke has no longer been seen in public since attending Girl Gabriella Windsor’s marriage ceremony in Can also.

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Police officers are stationed open air the scientific institution in Marylebone the put the duke has been admitted

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Prince Philip’s heaps of public appearance in Can also became as soon as on the Pronounce of Merit lunch, with Sir David Attenborough among the company

In the assertion, the palace said: “The Duke of Edinburgh travelled from Norfolk this morning to the King Edward VII Scientific institution in London for observation and therapy when it comes to a pre-existing condition.

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

The duke walked into scientific institution and is expected to remain there for just a few days.

It comes because the Queen arrived at her Sandringham Estate on Friday for the commence of her Christmas atomize.

She caught the ten:forty two GMT Mountainous Northern service from London’s King’s Putrid and became as soon as later pictured stepping off the prepare at King’s Lynn railway station.

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Media captionThe Queen will be spending Christmas at her Sandringham Estate

Given his age, Prince Philip is in slightly genuine form. He walked a long way from a car accident in January – that despatched his car spinning – shaken nonetheless unhurt, bar just a few cuts and bruises.

He has had a series of smartly being challenges within the previous few years.

Alternatively, the recommendation coming from the palace is that there is no longer any speedy position off for dismay.

The Queen arrived at Sandringham this morning as deliberate; the duke went to scientific institution in a car rather than ambulance.

The hope and expectation of the Royal Family ought to restful be that he’ll grunt Christmas lend a hand at dwelling in Sandringham.

Final Christmas, Prince Philip missed the royals’ broken-down Christmas Day out to church nonetheless became as soon as said to be in genuine smartly being.

In February, it became as soon as launched the duke had given up his utilizing licence. It came after he became as soon as serious about a car atomize with one other car shut to the Sandringham Estate.

The therapy he has obtained for heaps of smartly being conditions over the years embody being treated for a blocked coronary artery in 2011.

The next year, the prince suffered a bladder infection and became as soon as compelled to miss the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert.

He became as soon as also taken to scientific institution for an abdomen operation in 2013 and, in 2014, underwent surgical operation on his genuine hand.

Final year he had a hip alternative on the same central London scientific institution that he’s now attending.