Britain’s Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been admitted to a London hospital as a “precautionary measure”, Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday.

The palace stated that Prince Phillip was admitted to private King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday evening.

Philip, 99, is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest, the statement added.

The royal couple have been staying at Windsor Castle, a palace around 30 miles west of London, during the pandemic which has pummelled the UK.

His illness is not believed to be related to COVID-19. The queen and Philip received a first dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus in early January.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s office said he “sends his best wishes to the Duke of Edinburgh as he undergoes a few days of rest in hospital.

Lockdown permitting, the royal household is planning celebrations, to mark Philip’s 100th birthday on June 10.

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