Husband of Queen Elizabeth – Prince Philip -The Duke of Edinburgh hospitalized due to bladder infection

Duke of Edinburgh - Prince PhilipThe 90- year- old Duke of Edinburgh- Prince Philip was admitted on Monday after lunch to the King Edward VII hospital in West London. A Buckingham Palace spokesman described the reason for his admission to the hospital due to bladder infection and further added that as a precautionary measure, the prince will remain under observation in the hospital. This unexpected event happened amidst queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations marking her 60 years of ascending the throne. A four day national holiday was declared in Great Britain to celebrate this grand event.

The news of the hospitalization of Prince Philip was announced and released just two and half hours before the beginning of the BBC’s  diamond jubilee concert outside the Buckingham Palace that was due to be attended by the prince with other members of the royal family. The hospitalization of Prince Philip has indeed saddened the Queen but she will still attend Monday night’s concert. The events that the Duke of Edinburg will miss due to his hospitalization includes the nation’s service of thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral, attending two receptions, a lunch at the Westminster Hall, a carriage procession at the Buckingham Palace with a balcony appearance by the queen and a fly past.


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