Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, has been admitted to hospital as he was feeling unwell. It is seen as a precautionary measure and is not related to Covid-19. The Queen remains at Windsor Castle where she has been staying with the Prince during the coronavirus pandemic period.
According to reports from Buckingham Palace, both the Prince and the Queen received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in January. The Prince who is 99 years old was admitted on the advice of His Royal Highness’s doctor after feeling unwell. He is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest. It is also not seen as an emergency.
British Health Secretary, Matt Hancock on hearing that the Duke of Edinburgh is in hospital, sent in his best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Prince Philip is a former naval officer who is renowned for his brusque manner and sense of humour. He married Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen and is now the longest serving consort by any British monarch.
He is rarely seen in public after he stepped down from official engagements in August 2017 after completion of 22,000 solo events and many thousands more alongside the Queen. He will turn 100 in June this year.