Buckingham Palace issued a statement on the 17th, saying that Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was hospitalized on the evening of the 16th due to physical discomfort, which was a preventive measure at the advice of doctors.
According to the BBC on the 17th, Prince Philip, 99, felt unwell for many consecutive days and was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in central London on the 16th.
Buckingham Palace sources said that Prince Philip’s admission to the hospital had nothing to do with COVID-19, but did not disclose the specific cause of the disease. He will be hospitalized for observation.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were both vaccinated against the coronavirus last month.
The Queen still lives in Windsor Castle. Earlier, she had telephone conversations with the First Secretary of the Navy about the work of the Royal Navy at home and abroad.
A spokesman for the British Prime Minister’s Office said on the 17th that Prime Minister Johnson had delivered “best wishes” to Prince Philip.
Prince Charles and his wife, who were still performing royal duties on the 17th, visited Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham to talk with patients and medical staff.
Prince Philip officially retired in August 2017, ending his 65-year public office. His physical condition has attracted much attention in recent years, and was sent to hospital in December 2019, when Buckingham Palace also called admission a “preventive measure”.
Prince Philip has had many previous health problems. He was diagnosed with coronary artery obstruction in 2011, bladder infection in 2012, exploratory abdominal surgery in June 2013 and hip replacement surgery in 2018.