It is understood he was not admitted to hospital as an emergency but, on a doctor’s advice, was driven from Windsor Castle to the central London hospital on Tuesday evening.
How long he will remain there is not yet knownPrince Philip has spent much of his life in good health, but he was treated for a blocked coronary artery in 2011 and a bladder infection in 2012. That saw him miss much of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
He backs healthy eating and exercise. He drinks moderately, takes the stairs and says he still fits into the uniform he wore on the day he married the Queen, almost 70 years ago.