While Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, her husband, Prince Philip, is resting in the hospital.
Philip, who will turn 91 on Saturday, was taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London today with a bladder infection. The Associated Press reports that Philip was taken to the hospital as a precaution and will remain under observation for the next few days.
The royal household said in a statement:
“The Duke of Edinburgh was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London this afternoon, from Windsor Castle, as a precautionary measure after developing a bladder infection, which is being assessed and treated… Prince Philip will remain in hospital under observation for a few days. He is, understandably, disappointed about missing this evening’s Diamond Jubilee concert and tomorrow’s engagements.”
Business Week reports that the Prince will miss tonight’s concert outside of Buckingham Palace, as well as a service tomorrow at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Philip will miss a few parties celebrating the Queen’s 60th year on the throne, but the Prince did get to witness some of the festivities. Philip was at the Queen’s side yesterday on the Thames river during a record setting boat parade.
This is the second time in the last six months that Prince Philip has found himself in the hospital. Last December Philip spent four days in the hospital after having a procedure to clear an artery.