Prince Philip, 98, taken to hospital for pre-existing condition

Brenda Watkins
December 21, 2019

Prince Philip, 98, is believed to split his time between Wood Farm on the Sandringham estate and Windsor Castle. Instead, this was a planned admission, and he is expected to stay for a few days.

Buckingham Palace released a statement saying Prince Philip travelled from Norfolk to King Edward VII hospital in London on Friday.

"Admission is a precaution, on the advice of the Doctor of His Royal Highness", she said.

Philip retired from public life in August 2017 although he has occasionally appeared at official engagements since.

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The Duke of Edinburgh has also had numerous health problems in recent years, and the royal has been in and out of the hospital while also missing scheduled appearances.

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The news came after the Queen arrived in Sandringham on the train for the Christmas period.

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The Queen then caught the train from King's Cross to King's Lynn in Norfolk on Friday.

It's been a busy week for Her Majesty as she hosted a party to thank household staff on Monday, followed by a Christmas lunch with extended members of her family at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

However, her trip was delayed by this year by the General Election, as she was needed in London to set out the new Conservative government's agenda yesterday.

In 2011, he was rushed to a hospital by helicopter from Sandringham after suffering chest pains and treated for a blocked coronary artery.

In addition, he is now at the King Edward VII Hospital in London.

Philip had a rocky start to the year when he was involved in a collision in a rural area of eastern England in January. Earlier this year, the Duke walked away unscathed after his Land Rover Freelander overturned after colliding with one other vehicle.

In January this year, Philip was involved in a auto crash when the Land Rover Freelander he was driving flipped over after colliding with another vehicle near the Sandringham estate.

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