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Duke of Edinburgh in hospital after chest pains


The Duke of Edinburgh was taken to hospital tonight for tests after suffering chest pains, Buckingham Palace said.

Prince Philip, 90, went from Sandringham to the cardiothoracic unit at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge for precautionary checks, a spokeswoman said.

The Royal Family are spending Christmas at the country retreat in Norfolk.