- Title: Prince Philip, 98, husband of Queen Elizabeth, taken to hospital
- Date: 20th December 2019
- Summary: NEAR BABINGLEY, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JANUARY 18, 2019) (REUTERS) CARS DRIVING PAST DEBRIS OF CAR FROM PRINCE PHILIP'S CRASH VARIOUS OF SMASHED WING MIRROR ON THE GROUND
- Embargoed: 3rd January 2020 14:01
- Keywords: Britain British royals Prince Consort Prince Philip Queen Queen Elizabeth Royals Sandringham crash
- Location: LONDON, WINDSOR, WHIPSNADE, NEAR BABINGLEY AND SANDRINGHAM, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / VALLETTA HARBOUR, MALTA / AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND / UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION, UNITED STATES
- City: LONDON, WINDSOR, WHIPSNADE, NEAR BABINGLEY AND SANDRINGHAM, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / VALLETTA HARBOUR, MALTA / AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND / UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION, UNITED STATES
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Royals
- Reuters ID: LVA00IBAT2ATJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Britain's Prince Philip, the 98-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth was taken to hospital on Friday (December 20) as a precautionary measure for treatment for a pre-existing condition, Buckingham Palace said.
"The Duke of Edinburgh travelled from Norfolk this morning to the King Edward VII Hospital in London for observation and treatment in relation to a pre-existing condition," the palace said in a statement. "The admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness' Doctor."
Prince Philip bowed out of public life in April 2018, after more than 65 years at the side of Queen Elizabeth.
The Duke had been Captain General of the Royal Marines since 1953 and served with the Royal Navy in World War II.
Since retiring from official solo duties, he has appeared in public alongside the Queen and other members of the royal family at events and church services.
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