Britain's Prince Philip hospitalized
Prince Charles, left, Prince Philip, Prince William and Prince Harry talk during the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Sunday.
June 4th, 2012
12:13 PM ET

Britain's Prince Philip hospitalized

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, has been hospitalized with a bladder infection, Buckingham Palace said Monday.

He will remain hospitalized for observation for a few days, according to a palace statement.

The prince will miss Monday night's concert as part of the queen's Diamond Jubilee as well as events related to the celebration on Tuesday, the palace said.

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  1. banasy©

    Too much Jubileeing?

    June 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tricia

    They couldn't just say "a minor illness" ? Does the world need to know the man has a bladder infection?

    June 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • JimS

      Right!!! CNN is always the leader with the news we DON'T want to hear about!

      June 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • whineyface

      Does the word "bladder" make you that uncomfortable?

      June 4, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Grow up.

      June 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jean Malloy

      Oh, NO! Too much like right. Gotta tell ALL of the man's business.

      June 4, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • grist

      Not sure why we want to know about a minor illness of the husband of a figurehead anyway. Bladder infections in older men are fairly common largely because of enlarged prostates resulting in urinary retention. Ok to let this be publically discussed as it might make men think about it and get treatment sooner. I think it always helps when the illness of a celebrity is made public.

      June 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laface

      Bladder infections are not minor when you're 90+ years old!

      June 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bloggette

    Guess that flotilla ride in the rain gave him a chill. When I have a bladder infection my doctor sends me home with an antibiotic, not to the hospital.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trish

      You're not a 90 year old Royal

      June 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • @bloggette

      Are you part of the Royal Family? No, your not. If you died would anyone care? Probably not.

      June 4, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • whineyface

      My 86 year old grandfather was hospitalized for the same thing. That's what they do when you are old and other complecations are more common.

      June 4, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Wishing the man a speedy recovery.
    Right, we need not know the details.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sammyskeptic

    @bloggette - are you 91 years old? He is.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Steve

    The man said he may like to be reincarnated as a deadly virus to help depopulate the planet. Let's hope he lives.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. DD

    Being out in that weather wasn't the smartest thing. But kudos to the old folks for standing with respect the whole time.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Gloria

    Wishing Prince Philip a speedy recovery. Sorry he will miss some of the celebration.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Selfish IsADisease

      Gloria – what a lovely comment. Thank you.

      June 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Holy Frijoles

      Thanks, Gloria, for saying what needed to be said! It's discouraging that I had to scroll so far down to get to such content, but this is a CNN comment section after all, so I'm actually not surprised by all the tackiness from other commenters wallowing in their anonymity. And yes, people, it is common to hospitalize an elderly patient with a bladder infection, since it's more likely to turn serious and be a risk for complications. And, no, the word "bladder" doesn't make most of us uncomfortable. If there's anyone who is likely to not be embarrassed to have his bladder referred to, it's Prince Philip. Annoyed, maybe, embarrassed, no.

      June 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Fiona

    In a related storattesting the Jubilee festivities the Queen was overheard - repeatedly - saying, "Can't you hold it just a little longer, dear, for me?"

    June 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rosemary

    God Bless the Prince and I wish him a speedy recovery. Take care, we love you.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Selfish IsADisease

      Rosemary – as an English person I thank you sincerely for your kind words. Bless you.

      June 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Selfish IsADisease

    Filthy, disrespectful comments from a pervert with a one-track mind have a place. But it's not here. Go back to your trailer and keep your mindless inanity to yourself.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lori

    Speedy recovery! That was sorrowful weather to be standing in all day for 90-year-young man! My mother's friend is 91 and yes, doctors take EXTRA care for what may seem the simplest things!

    June 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dixick

    How disappointing that he won't be attending the 60th jubilee. I hope he is better soon.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. neilleeds

    Too much post-Jubilee action – probably a urinary tract infection.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. WomenOnGuard

    And this makes the news? Why?

    June 4, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rosemary

      Because of his nobility and because he is loved by so many around the world. By the way, when the President or Vice President of the United States is hospitalized, do they make the news? Be reasonable. Why be so mean. It takes a lot less effort to be NICE than to be MEAN.

      June 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
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