Celebrity Queen Elizabeth's Husband Prince Philip Has Been Hospitalized for an Infection By Meghan Overdeep Meghan Overdeep Twitter Meghan Overdeep is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn who covers all things celebrity and pop culture. She worked as a News Blogger for InStyle for two years and is currently a Senior Staff Writer at Southern Living. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on June 21, 2017 @ 09:30AM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage 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." VIDEO: Prince William Breaks Royal Protocol To Hug Victim of Deadly London Fire 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. Prince George and Princess Charlotte Stole the Spotlight at Queen's Bday Our thoughts are with the Duke of Edinburgh and we hope for the speediest of recoveries.