Queen's Husband Hospitalized
June 04, 2012
The husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, has been hospitalized just as Britain holds major celebrations marking the queen's 60th anniversary on the throne.
Palace officials said the 91-year-old prince -- whose official title is the Duke of Edinburgh -- was sent to the hospital Monday "as a precautionary measure" after developing a bladder infection. He is expected to remain in the hospital under observation for a few days.
Prince Philip joined the queen and senior royals Sunday on the River Thames for a pageant as part of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
He will miss a star-studded concert Monday evening at Buckingham Palace as well as a luncheon and carriage procession on Tuesday. A palace statement said Prince Philip regrets not being able to participate. "He is, understandably, disappointed about missing this evening’s Diamond Jubilee Concert and tomorrow’s engagements."