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Prince Charles gives Prince Philip health update: ‘When you get to that age things don’t work so well’

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WATCH: Britain's Prince Charles commented on the health of his father, Prince Philip, on Monday, saying that "when you get to 98, things don't work so well." – Dec 23, 2019

Prince Charles has spoken out about Prince Philip‘s health on Monday in the wake of the Duke of Edinburgh’s trip to the hospital.

Prince Charles was visiting the South Yorkshire, U.K., town of Fishlake on Friday after it suffered devastating floods earlier this year.

The village was evacuated in early November after the River Don burst its banks when a month’s worth of rain fell in 24 hours, BBC reports.

While there, Prince Charles spoke about Prince Philip’s hospital stay, telling media that he was “being looked after very well in hospital,” adding: “At the moment, that’s all we know.”

According to the Telegraph, a woman then asked: “Sir, how is your father?”

READ MORE: Queen Elizabeth II attends church as Prince Philip remains in hospital

He responded: “All right. When you get to that age, things don’t work so well.”

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The Duke of Edinburgh has spent a third night at the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London.

Buckingham Palace said his stay is related to a “preexisting condition.” The admission to hospital on Friday was reportedly planned as a “precautionary measure.”

The Queen remained in Sandringham as planned while Prince Philip was admitted. She stays on the estate throughout the holidays and receives other members of the Royal Family there, too.

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Prince Philip, 98, taken to hospital as ‘precautionary measure’ for treatment – Dec 20, 2019

She left the palace by train for Norfolk on Friday, while her husband went on to London. A royal reporter said Prince Philip walked into the hospital.

It’s still understood that the public will see the family attending church on Christmas Day, as they do every year.

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Prince Philip was not in attendance last year.

The duke turned 98 in June and underwent a hip replacement in April 2018.

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

In January, the prince was involved in a dramatic car crash that flipped his vehicle and left one victim with a broken wrist.

It was announced in February that he wouldn’t be prosecuted after he gave up his licence.

meaghan.wray@globalnews.ca