The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to a hospital in London after feeling unwell in a suspected COVID-19 infection.
The 99-year-old Prince Philip, husband to Queen Elizabeth is however not suspected of suffering from a coronavirus infection.
“His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London, on Tuesday evening,” a statement released by the Buckingham Place press on Wednesday said.
CNN reports sources as saying that Prince Philips went to the Hospital by car and did not need to be aided to walk inside. His admission is not an emergency.
“The Duke’s admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’s Doctor, after feeling unwell.
“The Duke is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days of observation and rest,” the statement added.
Queen Elizabeth remains at the Windsor Castle where she and Prince Philip had moved away from Buckingham Palace during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020. The two have spent most of the past year at Windsor Castle.
The couple both received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in January 2021.
Prince Philip stepped back from public life in 2017. Due to his advancing age, the Duke has been taken to the hospital several times in recent years. In December 2019 he was admitted to the hospital for treatment of a pre-existing condition, reports CNN.