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Prince Philip taken to hospital as 'precautionary measure'

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital overnight.

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The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh had been feeling unwell for several days, said 1 NEWS Europe correspondent Daniel Faitaua. Source: Breakfast

The 99-year-old taken as "a precautionary measure on the advice of His Royal Highness’s Doctor, after feeling unwell", Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement.

He is to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest.

It’s understood the Duke travelled to hospital by car and it was not an emergency admission.

He walked into the building unaided and is said to be in "good spirits" according to reports from some British media.

It is not believed to be linked to coronavirus.

Police officers stand outside King Edward VII's hospital in London, where Prince Philip has been admitted after feeling unwell. Source: Associated Press

Philip has endured a number of ailments over the years, including being treated for a blocked coronary artery in December 2011 and a bladder infection in June 2012, forcing him to miss the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations.

In 2013, he had exploratory surgery on his abdomen and he began using hearing aids by 2014, aged 93. 

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The Duke of Edinburgh will spend the day at Windsor Castle, where he’s self-isolating with the Queen during the Covid-19 pandemic. Source: 1 NEWS

In December 2019, he was treated for a "pre-existing condition" and was later discharged on Christmas Eve.

The Queen remains at Windsor.