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Duke of Edinburgh’s illness not Covid-related

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
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Buckingham Palace has confirmed the Duke of Edinburgh’s hospitalisation is not related to COVID-19 after he was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital Tuesday night.

Philip, 99, was driven to hospital as a precautionary measure following the advice of a palace doctor after a short period of feeling unwell. He was taken by car and walked into the building unaided.

“The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest,” according to a palace spokesman, and is said to be “in good spirits.”

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Kristin is Chief Reporter for Royal Central and has been following the British royal family for more than 30 years. Kristin has appeared in UK and U.S. media outlets discussing the British royals including BBC Breakfast, BBC World News, Sky News, the Associated Press, TIME, The Washington Post, and many others.