Prince Phillip, 98, was admitted to be treated for a “pre-existing condition,” he said.

Prince Phillip, 98, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been taken to a hospital for a pre-existing health condition.

The Duke of Edinburgh was taken from his royal family home in Norfolk, to King Edward VII Hospital in London for observation and treatment, Buckinham Palace said in a statement.

“Admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of your Royal Highness doctor,” the statement said.

Phillip must remain hospitalized for several days, so he may remain there during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Philip and Queen Elizabeth II married at Westminster Abbey in London, in 1947.