Prince Philip


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There are very few ways to successfully steal the spotlight from Queen Elizabeth II this week, but Prince Philip unintentionally did just that this morning, when word broke that the queen's husband was hospitalized in the midst of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

So what happened? And is he OK?

Fortunately, the royal hubby is going to be right as London's currently downpouring rain; however, the 90-year-old (who turns 91 next Sunday) was hospitalized after suffering a bladder infection. We're guessing spending several hours in yesterday's drizzly conditions for the Thames River Pageant didn't help matters.

The prince was taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London today as a precautionary measure against the condition, and is expected to remain under observation for several days this week. All of which means that, yes, he will indeed miss out on tonight's star-studded Jubilee concert held outside Buckingham Palace, as well as tomorrow's culmination in the festivities, the citywide carriage procession and national service of thanksgiving in honor of the queen at St. Paul's Cathedral.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said that Philip was, "understandably, disappointed about missing this evening's Diamond Jubilee Concert and tomorrow's engagements."

Sadly, it's not the first time the Duke of Edinburgh has suffered a health scare, as last December he underwent heart surgery.

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