Queen Elizabeth's Husband Prince Philip Has Been Hospitalized for an Infection

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According to Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth's husband, Prince Philip, was admitted to a London hospital on Tuesday night "as a precautionary measure" to treat an infection that arose from a preexisting condition.

The announcement comes three weeks after Philip, 96, retired from his official duties. The Duke of Edinburgh was scheduled to accompany the Queen on Wednesday's State Opening of Parliament—a role his son Prince Charles will now reportedly fill.

"Prince Philip is in good spirits and is disappointed to be missing the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot," Buckingham Palace said in a statement, according to E! News. "Her Majesty is being kept informed and will attend Royal Ascot as planned this afternoon."

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In the palace's May announcement, Philip was planning to attend scheduled events through August, though he will no longer officially accept invitations to new ones. However, "he may still choose to attend certain public events from time to time," the palace noted.

Our thoughts are with the Duke of Edinburgh and we hope for the speediest of recoveries.

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