96 year old prince Philip was admitted to hospital Tuesday evening as a ‘precaution’. He is residing at London’s King Edward VII hospital in which he is being treated for an infection.
Buckingham Palace released a statement stating that the Duke of Edinburgh is in “good spirits and is disappointed to be missing the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot”.
The Queen will attend the Royal Ascot Races alone and will give her annual speech.
The Prince made an announcement last month that he would step down from the public eye, and that he would not accept many invitations or attend many events. This caused speculation over the status of his health.
We hope he gets better soon!