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LONDON (AP) - Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was hospitalized Monday with a bladder infection and will miss the rest of the celebrations of the monarch’s 60 years on the throne, Buckingham Palace said.
“He is, understandably, disappointed about missing this evening’s Diamond Jubilee Concert and tomorrow’s engagements,” the palace said in a statement.
On Sunday, Prince Philip joined the queen and senior royals on the River Thames in cold, blustery weather for a pageant in honor of Elizabeth’s reign.
Philip, who is also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, is a former naval officer who married the queen 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. But he still carries out 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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