His sickness isn’t believed to be associated to COVID-19. The queen and Philip acquired a primary dose of a vaccine in opposition to the coronavirus in early January.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office mentioned he “sends his best wishes to the Duke of Edinburgh as he undergoes a few days of rest in hospital.”
Philip retired from public duties in 2017 and infrequently seems in public. His most up-to-date public occasion was a army ceremony at Buckingham Palace in July.
During England’s present coronavirus lockdown, the duke has been staying at Windsor Castle, west of London, with the queen, who has carried out duties corresponding to conferences with dignitaries remotely.
Lockdown allowing, the royal family is planning celebrations, to mark Philip’s one hundredth birthday on June 10.
Philip married the then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and is the longest-serving royal consort in British historical past. He and the queen have 4 kids, eight grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
A former naval officer and eager polo participant, Philip loved sturdy well being nicely into outdated age however has had various well being points in recent times.
In 2011, he was rushed to a hospital by helicopter after struggling chest pains and handled for a blocked coronary artery. In 2017, he spent two nights within the King Edward VII hospital and was hospitalized for 10 days in 2018 for a hip substitute.
Philip was final hospitalized in December 2019, spending 4 nights within the King Edward VII Hospital for what the palace mentioned was deliberate therapy of a pre-existing situation.
He was compelled to surrender driving on the age of 97, after smashing right into a automobile whereas driving a Land Rover close to Sandringham property in January 2019. Philip wanted assist to get out of the Land Rover however wasn’t injured. A girl within the different automobile suffered a damaged wrist.
Even after that, Philip continued to drive a horse and carriage on non-public land from time to time.