The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip has been taken to hospital with a bladder infection, news from Buckingham Palace said on Monday.
Reports from the Palace indicate that the 90-year old Prince had been taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London from Windsor Castle as a “precautionary measure”.
He will remain in hospital for a few days and will miss the rest of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The Queen is still expected to join 12,000 others at the Jubilee concert which is under way at the palace.
The prince showed no signs of ill-health on Sunday when he accompanied the Queen on Sunday on the royal barge – the Spirit of Chartwell, which formed part of the Jubilee river pageant.
He and the Queen stood for most of the flotilla journey to Tower Bridge, accompanied by 1,000 boats.
The journey lasted 80-minutes.
Last December Prince Phillip, was treatment for a blocked coronary artery. He turns 91 on Sunday.©