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Prince Philip Admitted to Hospital for Exploratory Surgery

Prince Philip Admitted to Hospital for Up to Two Weeks

Originally posted 06/06/2013 03:05PM

Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip has been admitted to a London hospital for an exploratory operation, Buckingham Palace announced Thursday.

In a brief statement, the Palace said: "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to the London Clinic for an exploratory operation following abdominal investigations. He is expected to stay in hospital for up to two weeks."

The statement added, "Further updates will be issued when appropriate."

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Kate and William Join Queen for Coronation Anniversary Service | Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth

Kate and William Join Queen for Coronation Anniversary Service

Originally posted 06/04/2013 08:20AM

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to Westminster Abbey, the grand setting of their wedding, Tuesday as they helped celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's coronation.

Under the clear blue skies of early summer sunshine – Coronation Day June 2, 1953, was cloudy and gray – the 55-minute service brought the Royals together – including Prince Philip, 91, who was a welcome sight after he sat out a Monday evening engagement because he didn't feel well.

For the occasion, mom-to-be Kate wore a bespoke soft-peach silk jacket and dress (with silver grey ribbon detail) by Jenny Packham, with a Jane Taylor nude beaded cocktail hat with silk tulle, organza discs and smoked quartz detail (cost: $1,200) that she also wore at last year's Diamond Jubilee celebration on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

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'Baby on Board!' Button Bestowed on Kate | Kate Middleton

Kate's Latest Accessory: 'Baby on Board!' Button

Originally posted 03/20/2013 09:20AM

The Duchess of Cambridge received an appropriate memento of her trip to a London tube station Wednesday – a "Baby on board!" button.

"I'll make sure I wear this at home," Kate, laughing, said as she was handed the badge, emblazoned with the London Underground logo.

Wearing a Malene Birger coat and black beret, Kate was along for the ride with Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip. The visit helped mark the 150th anniversary celebrations of the subway network.

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Say What? Prince Philip's Best Quotes on His Marriage, Cheating & Nudity!

Prince Philip's Best Quotes on Marriage to Queen Elizabeth Before Their 65th Anniversary

Originally posted 11/20/2012 07:05AM

He's been with Queen Elizabeth – albeit at a pace or two behind – every step of the way since they wed November 20, 1947.

Now, as the couple marks their 65th anniversary, the gruff, no-nonsense personality of Prince Philip, 91, is being celebrated in a book of his many quips and verbal faux pas. Prince Philip: Wise Words and Golden Gaffes has been compiled by Phil Dampier and former royal correspondent Ashley Walton.

When it comes to the secret to his marriage, Prince Philip has had plenty to say. Here are five of his most memorable quotes from the book on matters of the heart – and the rest of the body:

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How Queen Elizabeth's Curtsy Protocol Memo Affects Kate | Kate Middleton, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II

Kate Must Curtsy to Princesses Beatrice & Eugenie, Per Protocol

Originally posted 06/25/2012 01:50PM

She may be married to a prince and could one day become Queen of England, but the Duchess of Cambridge apparently is still outranked when it come to having to curtsy to "blood princesses" in the royal family.

As a result, should Kate happen to see husband Prince William's cousins – such as Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, or Queen Elizabeth's daughter Princess Anne – she should show the proper mark of respect, it was reported in the Sunday Telegraph.

The rule of protocol comes after the Queen reportedly underlined the order of precedence in the family by circulating a memo to the various branches of the royal family in Britain.

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PHOTO: Kate Flashes William a Big Smile at Knighthood Ceremony | Kate Middleton, Prince William

Kate Flashes William a Big Smile at Knighthood Ceremony

Originally posted 06/18/2012 01:50PM

Prince William got some beaming support from Kate Monday during the annual service for the illustrious order of chivalry, the Order of the Garter.

Wearing the traditional plumed hat and long, deep purple velvet robe, he walked down from Windsor Castle to the service alongside his father Prince Charles as his wife smiled at him outside of St. George's Chapel.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, in an Alexander McQueen coat and hat by Jane Corbett, was with Charles's wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Sophie Wessex and other royal relatives watching the procession from the Galilee Porch.

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PHOTO: Prince Philip Steps Out After Illness – With the Queen, William & Kate | Kate Middleton, Prince William

Prince Philip Steps Out After Illness – With the Queen, William & Kate

Originally posted 06/16/2012 03:00PM

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was back by Queen Elizabeth's side for a day of pomp and ceremony in London Saturday, a week after leaving the hospital.

The 91-year-old joined the Queen, Prince William and his wife Kate, and other members of the royal family for the traditional balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace.

Earlier, Philip donned the red tunic and heavy bearskin hat of his rank of Colonel in the Grenadier Guards at the annual birthday parade for the Queen – also known as Trooping the Colour.

Philip has been recovering at home since leaving the hospital, where he was treated for a bladder infection. But on Saturday, he was seen standing ramrod straight as 1,600 soldiers paraded in front of the Queen, 86. He and the Queen (in a bright yellow coat and dress outfit by her in-house designer Angela Kelly) were transported from the palace to the parade grounds in a glass coach for the military spectacle.

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Prince Philip Home From Hospital in Time for 91st Birthday

Prince Philip Released From Hospital

Originally posted 06/09/2012 08:00AM

He was in the hospital for part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration, but Prince Philip will be home in time to celebrate something else – his 91st birthday.

After a five-night stay undergoing treatment for a bladder infection, the duke, who turns 91 Sunday, has left the hospital, BBC News reports.

"The Duke of Edinburgh continues to make a good recovery," a Buckingham Palace spokesman said of Philip, who waved to well-wishers as he left the hospital Saturday. "He will continue his convalescence at home. He will spend the weekend privately."

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Queen Elizabeth Visits Her Husband in the Hospital | Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth Visits Her Husband in the Hospital

Originally posted 06/06/2012 02:15PM

Queen Elizabeth paid a 50-minute call on her ailing husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on Wednesday, at London's King Edward VII Hospital.

Arriving shortly after 5 p.m., the Queen, 86, smiled broadly for photographers as she climbed into the royal Bentley following her visit, reports the Telegraph.

On Monday, Philip, who will turn 91 on Sunday, was rushed to the hospital from Windsor and diagnosed with a bladder infection.

Despite his condition – and his having missed the final two days of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee festivities – Philip was said to be in "good spirits" and responding to antibiotics, having "improved considerably" since his admittance, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

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Prince Philip Is In Good Spirits, Watching the Jubilee on TV | Prince Philip

Prince Philip Is In Good Spirits

Originally posted 06/05/2012 01:20PM

The Duke of Edinburgh is feeling "a lot better," his youngest son Prince Edward said Tuesday.

Edward visited Prince Philip in a London hospital where her was admitted Monday with a bladder infection.

Leaving the hospital, Edward told reporters: "He is feeling a lot better, thank you very much indeed. I think a good rest is probably required."

Philip, who turns 91 on June 10, has been keeping up with the celebrations for the Queen's Jubilee that have been going on across London.

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