Image copyright PA Image caption The last epoch the Duke of Edinburgh was seen in public was at Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding in May

The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to hospital as a “precautionary measure”, Buckingham Palace has said.

Prince Philip tripped from the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk to the King Edward VII Hospital in London on Friday morning.

In a statement, the palace said it was for observation and management in relation to a pre-existing condition on the advice of Prince Philip’s doctor.

He was not taken by ambulance and it was a planned admission.

The duke, 98, retired from public life in August 2017.

Duke’s decades of royal function Prince Philip, 97, pays up driving licence Duke of Edinburgh carries out last-place involvement Image caption Police policemen are stationed outside research hospitals in Marylebone where the duke has been admitted Image caption Prince Philip’s other public image in May was at the Order of Merit lunch, with Sir David Attenborough among the guests Media captionThe Queen will be spending Christmas at her Sandringham Estate

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