Prince Philip’s health is being monitored after he was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday night.
Buckingham Palace shared the news in a statement Wednesday, noting that Queen Elizabeth II’s 99-year-old husband was sent to hospital as a “precautionary measure” on the advice of his doctor after not feeling well.
“The duke is expected to stay in the hospital for a few days for” observation and rest, “the statement read.
A royal source tells ET that the Duke of Edinburgh traveled by car to the hospital and was not admitted as an emergency, but instead entered the hospital unaided.
The source adds that the hospitalization is purely preventive and that Philip’s illness is not related to COVID-19. He has been feeling unwell for a short period of time and a doctor was called. The queen will remain at Windsor Castle.
Both Felipe and the queen received their COVID-19 vaccinations last month and shared the news publicly to avoid inaccuracies and further speculation.