|Prince Philip rejoices with the crowd during the |
Diamond Jubilee river pageant
Four hours of standing, a damp weather, and chilly temperature all took their toll on Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who was taken by ambulance from Windsor Castle, where he and Queen Elizabeth II were resting after the grueling four-hour Thames river pageant last Sunday.
The prince was immediately rushed to the King Edward VII Hospital due bladder infection. He will be confined “for a few days,” and was said to very disappointed because was not able to join the Diamond Jubilee concert, as well as today’s engagements.
The duke also suffered bladder infection in February 2002 and underwent minor heart surgery last Christmas. He will celebrate his 91st birthday this Sunday.