UK Queen's Husband Prince Philip Hospitalized With Infection – NBCNews.com

Tom MarkLast Update : Wednesday 21 June 2017 - 12:08 PM
UK Queen's Husband Prince Philip Hospitalized With Infection – NBCNews.com

Image: Prince Philip with the queen at the official Trooping The Colour ceremony Sat 17 June.

Prince Philip with the queen last week. Chris Jackson / Getty Images

It means the royal, whose official title is Duke of Edinburgh, will miss the official state opening of parliament taking place later Wednesday.

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

The episode comes as the queen’s confidante and companion of more than 70 years

prepares to step down from his royal duties.

However, the 91-year-old queen has no plans to scale back from her duties. She will be accompanied at the opening of parliament by her son and heir to the British throne, Prince Charles.

She was later due to attend the horse racing at Royal Ascot, Berkshire.

“Her Majesty is being kept informed” of her husband’s health “and will attend Royal Ascot as planned,” the statement said.

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