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Right from the Windsor Castle: Prince Phillip falls sick, gets hospitalised

The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to hospital, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Wednesday.

Prince Philip’s move to a private London hospital on Tuesday night has been described as ‘a precautionary measure’ and he is said to be in ‘good spirits’.

Philip, 99, had a coronavirus jab in January and his illness is not Covid related. The admission comes after he was ‘feeling unwell’ yesterday, though reports say he was seen walking into the hospital unaided.

In a statement, the Palace explained on Wednesday afternoon:

‘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’s Doctor, after feeling unwell.

‘The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest.’ Downing Street said Boris Johnson was passing on his best wishes to Philip. A No 10 spokesman said: ‘The PM sends his best wishes to the Duke of Edinburgh as he undergoes a few days of rest in hospital.’

Paolo Sorbello

Paolo Sorbello is a journalist and researcher. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow, studying state-business relations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. He is also the Business News Editor of the weekly newspaper The Conway Bulletin.

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