Prince Philip was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday night. Buckingham Palace released an official statement regarding the 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh’s health on Wednesday, saying the royal is “in good spirits.”
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“The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London last night, as a precautionary measure, for treatment of an infection arising from a pre-existing condition,” the statement reads.
Prince Philip attended the first day of the Royal Ascot
earlier in the day on Tuesday and the Trooping the Colour parade over the weekend. The statement noted that he is “disappointed” to be missing Wednesday’s State Opening of Parliament and the continuation of the Royal Ascot.