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Duke of Edinburgh taken ill before the Jubilee Concert

The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital with a bladder infection, Buckingham Palace said today.

Philip, 90, was taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London from Windsor Castle earlier today as a precautionary measure.

He will remain in hospital under observation for a few days, a palace spokeswoman said.

The news was released just hours before the Diamond Jubilee concert was due to begin in front of Buckingham palace.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Chelsea Pier during the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant yesterday. Credit: PA

The spokesman said the Queen would still be attending tonight's concert.

The statement about the Duke's health said: "HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London this afternoon, from Windsor Castle, as a precautionary measure after developing a bladder infection, which is being assessed and treated.

"Prince Philip will remain in hospital under observation for a few days.

"He is, understandably, disappointed about missing this evening's Diamond Jubilee Concert and tomorrow's engagements."

The Duke of Edinburgh took full part in yesterday's River Pageant. Credit: PA

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