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Britain’s Prince Philip, 96, in hospital with infection

Buckingham Palace said the infection arose from “a pre-existing condition”

world Updated: Jun 21, 2017 15:34 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, London
Prince Philip,Queen Elizabeth II,Buckingham Palace
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh travel by horse-drawn carriage as they arrive on day one of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet, in Ascot, west of London, on June 20, 2017.(AFP Photo)

Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been admitted to hospital as a “precautionary measure” for treatment of an infection, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday.

The infection arose from “a pre-existing condition”, the palace said. The Duke of Edinburgh, who is to retire from public duties later this year, was admitted to hospital on Tuesday night.

First Published: Jun 21, 2017 15:33 IST