Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, is interned at King Edward VII Hospital in London, having been hospitalized yesterday pre-emptively after suffering discomfort. Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of British monarchs, said yesterday that the hospitalization of the 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh is not related to the coronavirus. His hospitalization is a «precautionary measure, following the guidance of his royal highness’s doctor, after his indisposition» and is expected to be there for a few days in observation, according to an official palace source.
The queen, 94, meanwhile, stayed at Windsor Castle, while the rest of the royal family continued her official activities. Elizabeth, 94, and her husband received her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in January, at Windsor Castle in west London, it is worth remembering that Prince Philip left his official activities in August 2017, having participated in more than 22,000 acts related to his position as consort since 1952, when his wife acceded to the throne. Sporadically accompanies the queen in some public appearance. In June 2017 the prince was hospitalized two nights because of «an infection related to an existing pathology». In 2018 he underwent hip surgery. In January 2019 he suffered a spectacular accident when his Land Rover collided with another vehicle leaving a trail on Sandringham’s royal property. The prince’s vehicle overturned, but Philip came out of mishap and then renounced his driving licence. At the end of December of that year he entered King Edward VII Hospital and remained under observation «due to pre-existing health problems,» the palace reported.