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Prince Philip hospitalised with bladder infection

Buckingham Palace says the 91-year-old Duke of Edinburgh’s hospitalisation is a “precautionary measure” amid the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh during the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant on the River Thames in London yesterday.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh during the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant on the River Thames in London yesterday.
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BUCKINGHAM PALACE SAYS that  Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been hospitalised with a bladder infection.

Monday’s announcement comes as the UK is celebrating the queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

On Sunday, Prince Philip joined the queen and senior royals on the River Thames in cold and blustery weather for a pageant in honor of Elizabeth’s 60 years on the throne.

The palace said the prince, who will turn 91 on Saturday, was taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London from Windsor Castle on Monday as a precautionary measure.

It said he would remain in hospital under observation for a few days. He will miss this evening’s Buckingham Palace pop concert celebrating the queen’s jubilee.

Philip has cut back on official engagements in recent years but still maintains a busy schedule. He spent four nights in the hospital at Christmas after suffering chest pains and underwent a successful coronary stent procedure.

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