Prince Philip has been admitted to the hospital after coming down with an infection. According to the Associated Press, the Duke of Edinburgh came down with an infection and was hospitalized “as a precaution.” The infection was been caused by a “preexisting condition” and does not sound extremely serious. The palace said that Prince Philip is “in good spirits” and that he is already out of bed.
Philip is 96 years old.
The Duke of Edinburgh attended the Royal Ascot on Tuesday with his wife, Queen Elizabeth II. This morning, the made her speech in Parliament and she plans to attend the Royal Ascot festivities this afternoon. She will be kept abreast of any and all developments relating to her husband’s condition.
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