Prince Philip in hospital

Royal Family News: Prince Phillip has been taken to hospital

The Queen’s summer break in Balmoral has been cut short after Prince Philip was taken to hospital.

Earlier this month Prince Phillip looked relaxed during a walk with Queen Elizabeth II

The 91-year-old was admitted to hospital as a “precautionary measure”, according to Buckingham Palace officials. They did not provide any further details, and the Duke of Edinburgh is expected to remain in hospital for the next few days.

Prince Phillip enjoyed time with his daughter Princess Anne during the London Olympic Games

In June Philip came down with an infection following his appearance with the Queen in the flotilla procession down the River Thames during the jubilee celebrations. However he has looked in good spirits recently, after he was seen cheering on his granddaughter Zara Phillips at the Olympics as she represented Great Britain in the equestrian events.

The Prince travelled by road to hospital from Balmoral Castle (above)

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