Britain's Prince Philip admitted to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Posted Aug 15, 2012 by Andrew Moran
It has just been confirmed that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has been taken to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a "precautionary measure." This is the third time in just eight months he has been admitted to the hospital.
Prince Philip  Duke of Edinburgh.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Steve Punter
The Buckingham Palace released a statement Wednesday in which it verified that Great Britain’s 91-year-old Prince Philip was taken to a hospital in Scotland for reasons unknown.
“He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a precautionary measure,” said a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace in a statement. “We don’t have any further details and are waiting for the Duke to be medically assessed.”
"We will wait for the Duke to be medically assessed and then we will issue a further advisory," Palace spokesperson told Agence-France Presse.
BBC News noted that the Duke of Edinburgh is not considered in critical condition.
The Buckingham Palace later confirmed that he was hospitalized for a recurring bladder infection.
Prince Philip was recently admitted into the hospital in June during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. He became ill following a bladder infection. His hospitalization forced him to miss various engagements, including the Diamond Jubilee Concert and a visit to Nottingham.
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