Britain’s Prince Philip admitted to hospital with infection

by queen's side throughout her 65 years on the throne

LONDON: Prince Philip, husband of H.M. Queen Elizabeth, has been admitted to hospital with an infection and missed the formal opening of parliament but he remains in “good spirits”, Reuters has reported.

Prince Philip, who is also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, has been by the queen’s side throughout her 65 years on the throne and she has described him as “my strength and stay”, said Wam.

A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said, “The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London last night [Tuesday], as a precautionary measure, for treatment of an infection arising from a pre-existing condition,” Reuters added.

“Prince Philip is in good spirits and is disappointed to be missing the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot,” the spokesman concluded.

By Sheena Amos