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Published:April 4th, 2008 06:57 EST
Prince Philip suffering chest infection

Prince Philip suffering chest infection

By SOP newswire

THE Queen's 86-year-old husband Prince Philip has been admitted to a London hospital with a chest infection.

"The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to King Edward VII Hospital for assessment and treatment for a chest infection," a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said.

He was admitted yesterday afternoon. It is not known how long he will be staying in hospital, the palace said.

The spokeswoman said it was not clear whether any members of the royal family will be visiting him.

"His royal highness's program of engagements for the weekend have been cancelled," the spokeswoman said.