Queen visits Prince Philip in hospital


Queen Elizabeth went to see the Duke of Edinburgh in hospital yesterday as he recovers from a bladder infection that forced him to miss some of the diamond jubilee celebrations.

She arrived at the King Edward VII Hospital after Buckingham Palace said the duke’s condition had “improved considerably”.

Prince Philip, who is 91 on Sunday, was admitted to hospital on Monday, the day after he spent several hours in the rain at the Thames river pageant.

The palace statement said: “The treatment of his infection continues with antibiotics. He is likely to remain in hospital over the next few days. He is in good spirits.” – (PA)