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Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital

Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the first day of Royal Ascot yesterday Credit: PA

The Duke of Edinburgh has said he is "disappointed" after being taken to hospital.

Prince Philip had been at Windsor Castle when he was admitted as a "precautionary measure" for treatment of an infection arising from a pre-existing condition, Buckingham Palace have said.

He had been due to accompany the Queen to today's State Opening of Parliament but the Prince of Wales will now do so.

Prince Philip is in good spirits and is disappointed to be missing the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot.

Her Majesty is being kept informed and will attend Royal Ascot as planned this afternoon."

– Buckingham Palace spokesman

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Duke of Edinburgh is in hospital

Prince Philip was on walkabout in Cowes on Monday

The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a 'precautionary measure', according to Buckingham Palace. Just on Monday Prince Philip appeared well, while at Cowes Week on the Isle of Wight to see the sailing.

This latest admission to hospital comes two-and-a-half months after Prince Philip spent five nights in hospital with a bladder infection, following the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames.

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