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Monday, June 4, 2012

For bladder infection Prince Philip hospitalized in London



Prince Philip,husband of queen Elizabeth was hospitalized in Britain on Monday with a bladder infection.Because of his illness he will miss the part of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebration, Buckingham Palace said.

Philip, who will be 91 on Sunday, was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London from Windsor Castle "as a precautionary measure after developing a bladder infection, which is being accessed and treated," the palace said in a statement.

The palace said Philip will miss the monday night concert but the queen would still attend the concert, which will feature performances by Paul McCartney, Elton John and Stevie Wonder.

On Sunday, Prince Philip joined the queen and senior royals on the River Thames in cold, blustery weather for a pageant in honor of Elizabeth's reign.
Philip, who is also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, is a former naval officer who married the queen in 1947. His health remained robust through his 80s, but he has appeared frailer in recent years.

When he turned 90, he said he was "winding down," and he has cut back on official duties. But he still carries out engagements, both with his wife and on his own.

The prince spent four nights in the hospital over Christmas after suffering chest pains and underwent a successful coronary stent procedure.

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