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Prince Philip Hospitalized As Precaution, Diamond Jubilee Festivities Continue

On Saturday, Prince Philip was at the second day of the Epsom Derby horse racing festival. i i

On Saturday, Prince Philip was at the second day of the Epsom Derby horse racing festival. Adrian Dennis /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Saturday, Prince Philip was at the second day of the Epsom Derby horse racing festival.

On Saturday, Prince Philip was at the second day of the Epsom Derby horse racing festival.

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Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, has been taken to a London hospital to be treated for a bladder infection, the BBC and other news outlets are reporting.

The Duke of Edinburgh, 90, has been admitted as a "precautionary measure" and will likely be in the hospital for a few days, a "palace spokesman" tells the BBC.

That means he will miss the last two days of Britain's four-day celebration of the queen's Diamond Jubilee, marking her 60th year on the throne.

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