The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to hospital after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace said.

Philip, aged 99, who received a Covid-19 jab in January, was admitted to the private King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday.

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He was taken to hospital on the advice of his doctor and a palace statement said it was a “precautionary measure”.

A palace spokesman said: “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London, on Tuesday evening.

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“The Duke’s admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness’s Doctor, after feeling unwell.

“The Duke is expected to remain in hospital for a few days of observation and rest.”