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Buckingham Palace: Prince Philip taken to hospital

- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 15, 2012

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elilzabeth II, has been taken to a Scottish hospital as "a precautionary measure," Buckingham Palace said Wednesday.

The 91-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. the palace said.. It did not give details of his condition.

Philip was hospitalized for five days in June with a bladder infection.

He later resumed royal duties, attending the opening ceremony of the Olympics on July 27 and carrying out engagements on the Isle of Wight on Monday.

Philip is a former naval officer who married the then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947. His health remained robust through his 80s, but he has appeared frailer in recent years.

When he turned 90, he said he was "winding down," and he has cut back on official duties. He still carries out some engagements, both with his wife and on his own.

The prince spent four nights in the hospital over Christmas after suffering chest pains and underwent a successful coronary stent procedure.

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