PRINCE PHILIP, the 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital on Tuesday evening with an infection, missing the formal opening of parliament on Wednesday but he remains in good spirits, Buckingham Palace said in a statement:
‘The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London last night, as a precautionary measure, for treatment of an infection arising from a pre-existing condition’.
‘Prince Philip is in good spirits and is disappointed to be missing the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot’.
The queen, the world’s longest-reigning living monarch, celebrated her 91st birthday in April. She was accompanied in parliament by her son, Prince Charles, who is heir to the throne.