Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital

He was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London from a pre-existing condition
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21/06/2017
14:13
AFP and Newsroom
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 96 years old, husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II of England, was hospitalized as a "precautionary measure" to treat an infection, the Buckingham Palace reported on Wednesday.

The infection arises from a "pre-existing condition," said the Royal House, informing that he was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday night.

The news of his hospitalization came just minutes before the Queen issued her traditional speech in Parliament, which in this case marks the start of the Parliamentary year after the June 8 elections.

At present, Prince Philip is still linked to 780 foundations as patron, president or member.

Great-grandson of Queen Victoria as Elizabeth herself, and of German ancestry, the Duke was born on June 10, 1921, on the Greek island of Corfu, as Prince of Greece and Denmark, fifth son and only male of Princess Alice of Battenberg And Prince Andrew of Greece.


Some facts about the life of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh​

 

  • In 1939, Prince Philip joined the Royal Navy and was promoted to lieutenant on 16 July 1942. In October of the same year, he became first lieutenant.
  • He married Queen Elizabeth II on November 20, 1947, almost 70 years ago and 5 years before Elizabeth's accession to the throne.
  • Prince Philip is worshiped as a god by the inhabitants of some villages on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu.

Taken from Wikipedia - Photo: Christopher Hogue Thompson

  • On May 4, 2017, the Palace announced that Prince Philip would step down from carrying out royal engagements.
  • Yesterday he was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London.

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