Jubilee: Duke of Edinburgh taken to hospital as celebrations reach climax

The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital with a bladder infection, Buckingham Palace said.

Philip, 90, was taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London from Windsor Castle earlier today as a precautionary measure.

He will remain in hospital under observation for a few days, a palace spokeswoman said.

The news was released just hours before the Diamond Jubilee concert was due to begin in front of Buckingham palace.

The Duke of Edingburgh spent four days in hospital last Christmas after suffering chest pains on December 23. He had a coronary stent fitted in a blocked artery.

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