UK's Prince Philip hospitalised in Scotland

Buckingham Palace says 91-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth taken to hospital as "precautionary measure".

    Prince Philip was also hospitalised two months earlier for a bladder infection [AFP]
    Prince Philip was also hospitalised two months earlier for a bladder infection [AFP]

    Britain's 91-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth, was taken to hospital in Scotland on Wednesday as a "precautionary measure", Buckingham Palace said.

    "He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a precautionary measure," a Palace spokeswoman said. "We don't have any further details and are waiting for the Duke to be medically assessed."

    Two months ago, Prince Philip was taken to hospital with a bladder infection, overshadowing four days of celebrations for the Queen's 60th year on the British throne.

    In December last year, Philip had an operation to clear a blocked heart artery and spent Christmas in hospital.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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