Tel: +44 (0) 1274 534 043
UK: 0800 080 7997
Queens Dimaond Jubilee

Concern for Prince Philip

Prince Philip has been taken to hospital, due to a recurrence of a bladder infection.

Prince Philip, the 91 year old, was enjoying his traditional summer break with his wife, Queen Elizabeth when he fell ill with a bladder infection.

His Royal Highness was driven 60km from Balmoral, where they were staying, to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Prince Philip was admitted to hospital for the third time in eight months; it comes just two and a half months after his previous bladder infection in June which hindered him from accompanying his wife on part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

A spokesman from Buckingham Palace said, ‘The Duke of Edinburgh has had a recurrence of the bladder infection that he had in the summer and has been admitted to hospital for investigation and treatment.

‘His royal highness is likely to remain there for the next few days.’

Prince Philip fell severely ill on December 23rd, when he was admitted to hospital for four days with heart problems; he had an operation to clear a blocked coronary artery.

The Duke then fell ill in June just days after the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames. The Queen then had to attend Her Diamond Jubilee concert and other celebrations by herself as her husband was ill.

Prior to his reoccurring bladder infection, the Duke of Edinburgh had being enjoying the London 2012 Olympic Games.

He attended the opening ceremony and then took a tour of the Olympic Park the next day. He also watched his granddaughter Zara Phillips win silver in the Olympics as well as  going to the Excel exhibition centre to watch the Olympic boxing.

In the past few days he seemed to be relatively happy as stayed at the Castle. He was also on the Isle of Wight taking part in Cowes week. He watched the racing in Solent on Tuesday and attended luncheons before he fell ill yesterday afternoon.

The Queen is said to be kept up to date with his progress, however it is yet to be  revealed whether Her Majesty will visit her husband in hospital.

The Royal couple are meant to be enjoying a relaxing summer break in Scotland, before they head back to England to open the London 2012 Paralympic Games on August 29th.