Prince Philip in hospital LIVE – Duke of Edinburgh 'in good spirits' and walking unaided after 'feeling unwell'

PRINCE Philip has gone to hospital after feeling unwell.

The Duke travelled by car and walked into hospital, it was confirmed this afternoon.

It was not an emergency admission and his illness is not covid related.

A Palace statement said: "The stay in hospital is purely precautionary.

"The Duke had been feeling unwell for a short period and the Doctor was called.  The Queen remains at Windsor."

Follow our Prince Philip live blog below for the very latest on his condition…

  • Katie Davis

    ANOTHER GRANDCHILD FOR PHILIP AND THE QUEEN

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced they are expecting their second child.

    Baby Sussex will be the Queen and Prince Philip's 10th or 11th great-grandchild – depending on whether he or she arrives before or after Zara Tindall's baby, which is also due in 2021.

    In a short statement, Buckingham Palace said: "Her Majesty, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the entire family are delighted and wish them well."

  • Katie Davis

    PHILIP TO STAY IN HOSPITAL 'FOR A FEW DAYS'

    Prince Philip is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observations and tests.

    He was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday evening after feeling unwell.

     

  • Katie Davis

    MEGHAN TO DO 'TELL-ALL' CHAT WITH ORPAH

    It comes as it was revealed Meghan Markle is set to do a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, which will feature Prince Harry – Philip's grandson.

    The Duchess of Sussex will appear in an exclusive 90-minute special with the American talk show host in a move said to have created "a great deal of nervousness" at the Palace.

    CBS said in a statement: "Winfrey will speak with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in a wide-ranging interview, covering everything from stepping into life as a Royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure.

    "Later, the two are joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the US and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family."

    The primetime special, titled Oprah with Meghan and Harry, will be broadcast on March 7 – with ITV reporting that the deal was signed over the weekend.

  • Katie Davis

    QUEEN STAYS AT WINDSOR

    The Queen remains at Windsor, where the couple have been since Christmas.

    The royal couple did not travel to Sandringham for the festive period due to the pandemic.

    Buckingham Palace would not divulge what caused the 99-year-old's hospital stay or whether it was a pre-existing condition.

  • Katie Davis

    PRINCE TO CELEBRATE 100TH BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR

    Prince Philip will celebrate his 100th birthday on June 10.

    He was born in Greece in 1921, and married the Queen in 1947.

  • Katie Davis

    PHILIP HAS BEEN IN HOSPITAL SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE YEARS

    Prince Philip has been admitted to hospital with various ailments over the years including bladder infections, a blocked coronary artery and for abdominal surgery

    Two years ago, Prince Philip was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

    He was flown from Sandringham to London for “observation and treatment” in December 2019.

  • Katie Davis

    PRINCE HAD COVID JAB LAST MONTH

    The Queen and Prince Philip were given their first Covid jabs in January.

    They had their initial dose of the vaccine, made by Oxford-AstraZeneca, from a doctor at Windsor Castle.

    Insiders said the Queen, 94, and Philip, 99, had been happy to wait their turn.

    They then accepted an offer to receive it at the end of the week as they both met government age guidelines.

    A doctor from the Royal Household visited to administer the jab mid-morning after the couple sat down for breakfast.

  • John Hall

    PALACE QUIET

    Buckingham Palace would not divulge what caused the 99-year-old's hospital stay or whether it was a pre-existing condition.

    But Prince Philip has been admitted to hospital with various ailments over the years including bladder infections, a blocked coronary artery and for abdominal surgery

  • John Hall

    NOT AN EMERGENCY

    It is understood the royal, who turned 99 last year, travelled by car and it was not an emergency.

    The Queen remains at Windsor, where the couple have been since Christmas.

    The royal couple, who had their Covid jabs in January, did not travel to Sandringham for the festive period due to the pandemic.

  • John Hall

    NOT COVID

    It is understood the illness is not Covid.

    Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "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."

  • John Hall

    DOING OK

    Prince Philip, 99, has been taken to hospital after feeling unwell, the Palace said today.

    The Duke of Edinburgh is said to be in "good spirits" after being driven to the King Edward VII Hospital in London, on Tuesday evening.

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