Prince Phillip Hospitalized for “Observation and Treatment”


Prince Phillip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London on Friday morning (Dec. 20).

The palace released a press release sharing that the visit was for a treatment of a pre-existing condition.

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“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 release read.

According to NBC News, the Prince’s visit was precautionary on the advice of his doctor. The visit was planned and the Prince was not taken by ambulance, he walked in himself. He is expected to remain at the hospital for a few days.

The prince was last seen in public when he attended the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor at Windsor Castle in May. Earlier this year the Prince was involved in an auto accident near Sandringham estate in Norfolk in January. He later gave up his drivers license in February.

The BBC reported that another vehicle, with two occupants, was involved in the crash. They were treated for minor injuries. The Prince’s car was overturned and he needed help getting out of the vehicle. Eyewitnesses state that the Prince was “shaken and shocked” but was doing well. ”

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The Prince became engaged to the Queen in 1946 (announcing in 1947), married at Westminster Abbey and share four children—four children — Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Prince Phillip has been by the Queen’s side for over 70 years.

We wish the Prince a speedy recovery.