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Prince Philip, 98, taken to hospital while Queen remains in Sandringham

Prince Philip, 98, taken to hospital as ‘precautionary measure’ for treatment
WATCH: Prince Philip, 98, taken to hospital as 'precautionary measure' for treatment

Prince Philip travelled from Norfolk to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London for a “planned admission” on Friday morning.

In a statement to BBC, the palace said it was “on the advice of His Royal Highness’ Doctor.” The Queen remains in Sandringham for the holiday season as usual.

Queen Elizabeth arrives in Norfolk for holidays after Prince Philip’s hospitalization
Queen Elizabeth arrives in Norfolk for holidays after Prince Philip’s hospitalization

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Royal reporter Victoria Murphy tweeted that the Duke of Edinburgh’s admission was planned as a “precautionary measure” for observation and treatment related to a preexisting condition.

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She added later that the Duke “walked into the hospital.”

The prince, 98, retired from royal duties in August 2017 after spending decades supporting Queen Elizabeth II, his wife of 72 years.

He was in a serious car crash in early 2019 in which he flipped his car.

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It was announced in February by the Crown Prosecution Service that he wouldn’t face any charges as a result of the crash.

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Members of the Royal Family are expected to make their public appearance in Sandringham after church on Christmas morning.

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Prince Philip did not join them for last year’s appearance.

meaghan.wray@globalnews.ca

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