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Prince Phillip taken to hospital days before Christmas

Prince Phillip taken to hospital days before Christmas

Published by Grace Mcgachy
2:12pm 20th December 2019. (Updated at 2:18pm 20th December 2019)

The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital just days before Christmas. 

Buckingham Palace said in a statement that it is a precautionary measure. 

The news comes just a few hours after Her Majesty the Queen arrived in King's Lynn on the train before heading to Sandringham for the festive season. 

The Queen Christmas 2019

 

It was a planned admission and the Duke wasn't taken by ambulance. 

His royal highness is expected to be in hospital for a few days.

In a statement 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 admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness' Doctor."