Prince Philip admitted to hospital for ‘pre-existing’ condition, Buckingham Palace says

London (CNN)Prince Philip has been admitted to hospital over a “pre-existing” condition, Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Friday. A royal sourcetold CNN he was not taken there in an ambulance, but walked in. The British sovereign and her husband marked their 72nd wedding anniversary in November. For decades, Philip was a constant support to the British monarch, becoming the longest-serving British consort in 2009. By the time he stepped away from royal duties, he had conducted over 22,200 solo engagements since his wife’s ascension to the throne in 1952. Philip married then-Princess Elizabeth in November 1947 at Westminster Abbey. Born the prince of Greece and Denmark on the Greek island of Corfu in 1921, Philip left Greece with …