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. Gelli

    Ah, the CNN comments section, where the American people's knowledge of the World is displayed for the rest of the World's amusement!

    June 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil from Dallas

      Gelli, if it wasn't for Americans you lot would be speaking German. Now that would be amusing.

      June 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lynn N.

    A very speedy recovery to Prince Phillip. I thought his whole family looked absolutely fabulous yesterday. He and Queen have much to be proud of. Wish I was a Brit this week! Happy Diamond Julbilee your Highnessess!

    June 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jules

    common kevin show some concern n yes that cos his royal . so chill

    June 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. WHATT

    The world is DYING AND WE HAVE TO STOP AND READ ABOUT A RICH DUDE GOING TO A DOCTOR...

    June 4, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • JaspAdeadman

      Mate. Lemme ask you this. Did you read the article? Yes, is your answer. So you cared enough to have read this snippet. Bloody moron.

      June 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • jaintn

      Whatt, I was lucky. Nobody forced me to read the article. Someone said you HAD to read it? That's terrible.

      June 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kleineganz

    The man is 90 years old, of course he has a weakened immune system!

    June 4, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. CAROL KRATZBERG

    LIKE YOU KNOW ABOUT ROYALTY!

    June 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Historian

    Phil – Contrary to much that is taught in America, the Americans weren't the ONLY force in WWII and the British were quite the powerful force. Idiot.

    June 4, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil from Dallas

      Oh yes, you must be talking about Dunkirk where your whole bloody army was trapped and forced to flee. Additionally, did you ever repay "lend-lease"? How much longer is England going to be able to hold onto Northern Ireland and Scotland?

      June 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Canopy

    UTI are common in the elderly. Left untreated can certainly lead to a bladder infection.

    June 4, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ASK

    Are you kidding me? The man is 90 years old. Inbreeding has nothing to do with it!

    June 4, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Keith

    Monarchies are stupid.

    June 4, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark Glicker

      This guy seemed like a decent chap.

      June 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. peter

    agreed!

    June 4, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Michael

    Yeah, I've never heard of a 90 year old who's gotten a minor bladder infection either. Must be bad genes.

    June 4, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Keith

    Phil, if it weren't for the Soviet Union, the entire world would be speaking German.

    June 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil from Dallas

      Now we've heard a bit of non-historically-accurate-nonsense from the peanut gallery about the failed soviet union ha ha ha ah.

      June 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Zombie Iron Chef America

    He reportedly told Her Majesty "You know, I'd hate to pee on your parade" and instead admitted himself to the hospital.

    June 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. AMERICAN BRIT

    Don't speak about all Americans. I happen to admire the Royal family for all they have done for the United Kingdom and the world. Good will is something the entire world needs and the British Royal family are very good at giving. My prayer is Prince Phillip has a speedy recovery and I hope the Queen continues to have good health for many years.

    June 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
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