Wednesday, April 14

Prince Philip, husband of Elizabeth II, hospitalized “as a precaution”

Prince Philip was hospitalized. – GEORGE ROGERS-POOL / SIPA

Prince Philip, husband of Elizabeth II, was hospitalized “as a precaution”, announced Buckingham Palace. The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh “was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday evening. His hospitalization is a precautionary measure on the advice of the doctor of his royal highness, after he felt unwell, “the palace said in a statement, specifying that his hospitalization is scheduled for” a few days “.

His hospitalization is not linked to Covid-19, a source at Buckingham Palace told AFP on Wednesday. He had received a first dose of vaccine against the coronavirus in early January. He is in good spirits, the source said.

Several hospitalizations in recent years

Prince Philip retired in August 2017, after having participated in more than 22,000 official public engagements since his wife’s accession to the throne in 1952. He continues to accompany the Queen, when he wishes, for certain appearances. public. In June 2017, Prince Philip was hospitalized for two nights to treat “an infection linked to an existing pathology”. He had had hip surgery in 2018.

In January 2019 he was in a spectacular car accident when his Land Rover crashed into another vehicle coming out of a driveway in Sandringham Estate and overturned. Unscathed, he then gave up his driving license. At the end of December of the same year, he was hospitalized for four nights at Edward VII Hospital to be “treated under observation due to pre-existing health problems”, according to the palace.

In early January, the 94-year-old British sovereign and her husband received their first injection of the coronavirus vaccine, at Windsor Castle, west London, where they are spending the period of confinement.



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