Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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99-year-old Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, admitted to hospital
Prince Philip's and Queen Elizabeth II in 2015
Prince Philip's and Queen Elizabeth II in 2015 Credit: Kiefer (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

Prince Philip, 99, was taken to King Edward VII hospital in London, the Buckingham Palace said in a statement. The statement said he was admitted as a precautionary measure on the advice of his doctor after feeling unwell.

Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, retired from public duties in 2017 and rarely appears in public.

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, celebrates 99th birthday
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland in 2007
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland in 2007 Credit: Photo Credit: NASA/Paul E. Alers / Public domain

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, celebrates his 99th birthday on June 10.

Both the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been self-isolating in Windsor Castle where they will also be celebrating Prince Philip's birthday in private.