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The Duke of Edinburgh

Buckingham Palace issues an update on the Duke of Edinburgh as he prepares for a fourth night in hospital

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
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Buckingham Palace has issued an update on the Duke of Edinburgh as he prepares to spend a fourth night in hospital.

A palace spokesperson says that 99-year-old Prince Philip will likely remain in hospital over the weekend and into next week for “observation and rest”

This decision has been made following consultation with the Duke’s doctor.

Palace sources are keen to stress that Prince Philip is remaining in hospital out of an “abundance of caution” and that he remains in “good spirits”.

The Queen’s husband was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday as a precaution after feeling unwell.

The Duke is under observation at the hospital after being taken there from Windsor Castle.

No details of the Duke’s condition have been given although royal officials have confirmed it’s not Covid related.

Prince Philip was driven to the King Edward VII on February 16th although news of his admission wasn’t shared until the following day. At the time his hospital treatment was confirmed, Buckingham Palace said he was there for rest and observation.