Prince Philip

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More Health Woes for Queen's Hubby

Duke to stay in hospital up to 2 weeks after 'exploratory operation'

(Newser) - It's probably not the birthday he was hoping for: Prince Philip will turn 92 in the hospital on Monday following his admission yesterday to the London Clinic for an "exploratory operation following abdominal investigations," Buckingham Palace said in a somewhat vague statement. Though it's not clear... More »

UK Cops Tase Guy With Knives Outside Buckingham

They brought stun guns to his would-be knife fight

(Newser) - How to get yourself Tased in a hurry: Show up outside Buckingham Palace waving a couple of knives during the Changing of the Guard. Such was the fate today of a man believed to be in his 50s, after police challenged him and he responded "aggressively," reports the... More »

Prince Philip Leaves Hospital After Treatment

Third visit in 8 months

(Newser) - Britain's Prince Philip left a Scottish hospital today after five days of treatment for a bladder infection. The 91-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized Wednesday with a recurrence of an infection he suffered earlier this summer. Buckingham Palace said Philip was returning to the nearby Balmoral estate,... More »

Prince Philip Hospitalized

Buckingham Palace says it's just a 'precautionary' trip

(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. More »

Prince Philip Leaves Hospital in Time for Birthday

Queen Elizabeth's hubby treated for bladder infection

(Newser) - Britain's Prince Philip has left hospital in time to celebrate his 91st birthday. The husband of Queen Elizabeth II thanked staff at London's King Edward VII Hospital today after spending five days there for treatment of a bladder infection . Philip got into the front passenger seat of a... More »

Prince Philip Hospitalized

Will miss tonight's Diamond Jubilee festivities

(Newser) - Prince Philip has been hospitalized with a bladder infection, and will miss the rest of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee . Paramedics were called to Windsor castle today to fetch Philip, in what's being billed as a "precautionary measure," according to the Daily Mail . In a statement, Buckingham... More »

1K-Boat Flotilla Lauds Queen

Thousands crowd Thames in celebration

(Newser) - More than 1,000 boats are sailing down the River Thames today in a flotilla tribute to Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne that organizers are calling the biggest pageant on the river for 350 years. Despite cool, drizzly weather, hundreds of thousands of people lined the... More »

Prince Philip Leaves Hospital

90-year-old rejoining family at Sandringham

(Newser) - Britain's Prince Philip left the hospital this morning after a four-night stay for heart surgery that saw him miss Christmas , reports the Mirror . The 90-year-old Duke of Edinburgh waved to media gathered outside Papworth Hospital, and appeared to be in good spirits. Philip was headed by car for the... More »

Sans Philip, Royal Christmas Goes on

Elizabeth's clan hits church, attracts crowds

(Newser) - Britain's Prince Philip remained hospitalized today, recovering from coronary stenting , but the royal show must go on, and so it did: Queen Elizabeth and her entire brood attracted throngs of Brits as they attended Christmas services this morning at the queen's retreat in Sandringham. Kate, in her first... More »

Queen's Hubby Has Heart Surgery

Prince Philip suffered chest pains

(Newser) - The Christmas holiday is off to a not-so-joyful start for the royal family: Prince Philip has undergone treatment for a blocked coronary artery, British royal officials said today. The palace refused to confirm if the queen's 90-year-old husband had suffered a heart attack, saying only that tests showed a... More »

Australia Man Greets Queen by Mooning Her

...and there was a flag involved

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth saw more of Australia than she bargained for during her visit to Brisbane today. A construction worker gave the queen and her husband a long look at his rear end—which held an Australian flag between the cheeks—as he reportedly ran beside her motorcade for about 150... More »

Obamas Meet William, Kate

US president, first lady welcomed at Buckingham Palace

(Newser) - The Obamas were grandly received at Buckingham Palace today, greeted by a 41-gun salute as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip welcomed them to London. Earlier in the day, the president and first lady had a chance to meet with Prince Charles and wife Camilla, as well as newlyweds Prince William... More »

Kate, Beware This Batty Crew

The Windsors are pretty wacky, says Christopher Hitchens

(Newser) - For those salivating over every bit of cake or gown drivel that oozes out of the royal wedding, Christopher Hitchens is here to rain on your parade. The "constitutional absurdity" (ie, monarchy) is getting ready to claim its latest victim, he writes in Slate, and Kate Middleton had best... More »

Queen Elizabeth Hits New York

She'll stop at Ground Zero, the UN

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth will take a whirlwind tour of the Big Apple today, stopping by Ground Zero and the United Nations in her first visit to New York in 35 years. She’ll address the UN General Assembly, much as she did the first time she visited the city in 1957—... More »

Toronto Loses Power During Queen's Visit

Outage may cancel or delay scheduled state dinner

(Newser) - A power outage struck late this afternoon in Toronto, where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are visiting at the end of a 9-day swing through Canada. The prince was at a downtown hotel when the lights went out and gamely presented the Duke of Edinburgh Awards for community service to... More »

Island Cult Worships... Prince Philip?

On Tanna, they believe Queen's hubby will return in glory

(Newser) - To most of the world, Prince Philip is the Queen of England’s gaffe-prone husband, but on the tiny island of Tanna in Vanuatu, he’s the messiah. Philip’s never actually been to the island, but he and the Queen did visit Vanuatu in 1974, and that’s probably... More »

Michelle, Queen Stay Tight

Unlikely friendships bridges an ocean

(Newser) - An unlikely friendship between Queen Elizabeth and Michelle Obama has blossomed in the weeks since the first couple's visit during the G20 Summit in April, reports the Telegraph. After their weekend in Paris, Michelle Obama flew with her daughters to London for a private tour of Buckingham Palace, a treat... More »

Prince Philip Sets Royal Consort Record

Duke of Edinburgh has been at Queen's side since 1952

(Newser) - Prince Philip today became the longest-serving royal consort in British history, the BBC reports. Philip passes Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III, who was consort for 57 years and 70 days, and judging by his current pace, the 87-year-old Duke of Edinburgh could have many more years in him.... More »

Duke Seeking More Privacy for British Royals

Legal challenge aims to set boundaries for 'public interest'

(Newser) - The Duke of Edinburgh is using a recent ruling by Britain’s High Court—one that sided against the press in the unfortunate Max Mosley Nazi sex scandal—as the basis for a legal challenge to win more privacy for the royal family, the Daily Telegraph reports. Prince Philip is... More »

Princes: Now Leave Mum Alone

William and Harry relieved grueling inquest is over

(Newser) - Prince William and Harry are relieved that the grueling inquest into their mother's death has concluded, hoping it will quiet speculation about conspiracies behind the tragedy. "They just want it to end after all this time," a source told the Daily Telegraph. The inquest concluded yesterday that Princess... More »

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