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The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh spends a third night in hospital

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
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Prince Philip has spent a third night at the King Edward VII Hospital in London after being admitted as a precaution.

The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, is under observation at the hospital after being taken there from Windsor Castle after complaining of feeling unwell.

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.

The Queen has continued with her diary, with a phone engagement quickly followed by her first face to face meeting of the year.

Prince Philip’s last hospital stay saw him treated at the King Edward VII Hospital for four days just before Christmas 2019. At the time, royal officials said his admission was for a pre-existing condition.

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