Prince Philip Hospitalised With Infection
The Duke of Edinburgh was hospitalised on Monday with a bladder infection and will miss the rest of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Buckingham Palace said.
The statement about Prince Philip’s health said: “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London this afternoon, from Windsor Castle, as a precautionary measure after developing a bladder infection, which is being assessed and treated. Prince Philip will remain in hospital under observation for a few days. He is, understandably, disappointed about missing this evening’s Diamond Jubilee Concert and tomorrow’s engagements.”
The news was released just hours before the diamond jubilee concert is due to begin in front of Buckingham Palace. According to the Palace, the Queen will still be attending the concert, as well as other celebrations later in the week. The new health scare comes less than six months after he suffered chest pains during the royal family’s Christmas break and had to undergo a medical procedure to treat a blocked coronary artery.
The prince is the longest serving royal consort in British history; he appeared in good health on Sunday as he travelled on the royal barge in cold weather during the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant. Both he and the Queen won praise for the resilience they showed, remaining standing despite the heavy rain for the four hours he pageant took.
We are all wishing Prince Philip a speedy recovery.
You can read updates about His Royal Highness’s health in this thread – The Duke of Edinburgh taken to hospital.Filed under British Royals
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