Prince Philip taken to hospital, Buckingham Palace says
Prince Philip is seen during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration in July.
August 15th, 2012
11:05 AM ET

Prince Philip taken to hospital, Buckingham Palace says

Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland on Wednesday afternoon as a precautionary measure, Buckingham Palace said.

It is not yet clear what has caused the concern for the 91-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, who was out and about on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England, earlier this week.

Prince Philip has suffered a couple of health scares in the past year.

He received hospital treatment for a bladder infection in June, after falling ill during events to mark the queen's diamond jubilee.

In December, he spent four nights in a hospital over the Christmas period for treatment of a blocked coronary artery.

The longest-serving consort in British history, Philip married then-Princess Elizabeth in November 1947 in Westminster Abbey.

Born the prince of Greece and Denmark on the Greek island of Corfu in 1921, Philip left Greece with his family when he was 18 months old after King Constantine was forced to abdicate the throne

following a revolution. The family moved to Paris and then to England in 1928. Philip also went to school in Germany.

Philip renounced his Greek title when he became a naturalized British subject in 1947.

- CNN's Max Foster contributed to this report.

soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. banasy©

    The cause of concern is that HE'S 91 YEARS OLD!

    August 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bongo™

    I hope he will be ok. Those royals are royaltastic.

    August 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dale tucker

    I sincerely wish that prince philip should have a speedy recovery. His life and his demeanor in public make me sorry that i never had an opertunity to meet this man. I knw he would he would have made a good and loyal friend . dale tucker

    August 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bongo™

    I agree. Plus his wife is awesome. I really like the royals.

    August 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. warren

    he was there when noah boarding the ark!

    August 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |

      Are you suggesting he is one of the accursed "immortals?!"....A Highlander?!

      August 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Don Smith

    Get well my dear friend,
    God speed. Bless you and your family.

    August 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. shantatroy74

    May God Bless him and his family were praying in the U.S.A.....

    August 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pop

    @shantatroy, you got it all wrong only you in the U.S. Are praying for those devils

    August 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Plucky Duck

    I could'nt imagine living in a country where they still call people king, queen, or prince. No wonder they left that place and came to America

    August 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ banasy©:
    I've waited to try now.
    Thank you!
    Love, whether delivered or not,

    August 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I see you!
      Although I have no clue as to why they would delete a message that a CNN reporter herself told us to do...
      I see you!

      August 15, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bongo™

      Good for you JIF. You are way awesome. We hope you are having a great day. I wish Philip would comment on this blog.

      August 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rascal Rabble

    dangonnit! old princie boy still up to his ole tricks...partyin' too hard at the olympics...royalty gone wild...i keep tellin' yah t'leave dah queen and dem dang blue pills alone...didn't cha hear? a hardhead make a soft tail...whattahwee gonna do wit choo???

    August 15, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Pauper Philip

    I'll be around longer than Prince Philip. Too bad for you. 🙂

    August 15, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Maw-Maw

      you mean paw-paw!

      August 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jinx

      No one cares about YOU. Price Philip's wife just might care.

      August 15, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bongo™

      Philip is an awesome commenter. Please don't ick at him. Him and JIF and Chrissy are awesome. So is Banasy.

      August 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Thank you, Bongo™.

    August 15, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bongo™

      Even though I kid, I really do enjoy reading your post. We hope all of you have a happy evening.

      August 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I hope you all do, too.

      August 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sinfully Yours

    Sadly, I just overheard a report from the BBC that Prince Philip has passed...

    August 16, 2012 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Sinfully Yours


      August 16, 2012 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
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