Prince Philip Hospitalized

Buckingham Palace says it's just a 'precautionary' trip
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 15, 2012 11:21 AM CDT
In this July 27, 2012 file photo, Britain's Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh attends the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

(Newser) – The British queen's husband, Prince Philip, has been taken to a Scottish hospital as "a precautionary measure," Buckingham palace said today. The palace says the 91-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. It did not give details of his condition.

Philip was hospitalized for five days in June with a bladder infection. He later resumed royal duties, attending the opening ceremony of the Olympics on July 27 and carrying out engagements on the Isle of Wight on Monday. He also spent four nights in the hospital over Christmas after suffering chest pains and undergoing a successful coronary stent procedure.

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