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Prince Phillip Released from Hospital After Five Days

Paul Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Philip has rejoined the royal family after being hospitalized for a recurrence of the bladder infection he suffered earlier this summer.

The Duke of Edinburgh was released from the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Aberdeen, Scotland, on Monday after five days of treatment.  

Buckingham Palace said the prince was admitted to the hospital last Wednesday as “as a precautionary measure.”  The hospitalization stemmed from a bladder infection the 91-year-old suffered in June during Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

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Prince Philip 'Responding Well' to Treatment for Bladder Infection

The Prince with Queen Elizabeth in Aberdeenshire on August 7th. David Cheskin - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Philip is responding well to treatment after being hospitalized Wednesday for a recurrence of the bladder infection he suffered earlier this summer.

The prince was admitted to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment, according to the palace. He is likely to remain there for the next few days.

The palace said earlier Wednesday that he was hospitalized “as a precautionary measure.” He was taken by ambulance to the U.K. hospital.

The 91-year-old duke has had a number of health scares in recent years.

It's his third hospital stay in the last eight months.

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Prince Philip Hospitalized as a ‘Precautionary Measure’

Paul Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was hospitalized today for a recurrence of the bladder infection he suffered from earlier this summer, Buckingham Palace sources said.

The prince has been admitted to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for investigation and treatment, according to the palace. He is likely to remain there for the next few days.

The palace said earlier today that he was hospitalized “as a precautionary measure.” He was taken by ambulance to the U.K. hospital.

The 91-year-old duke has had a number of health scares in recent years.

Prince Philip was hospitalized for a bladder infection during Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June.

The prince underwent minor surgery in December 2011 to open a blocked artery after suffering from chest pains.

He was hospitalized for a chest infection in 2008, but recovered quickly. Officials revealed in 2007 that he had been suffering from a heart condition since 1992.

The prince has made numerous public appearances recently, including at the London Olympics. He attended the opening ceremonies with his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, and he was in the stands at the equestrian arena to watch his granddaughter Zara Phillips compete.

He typically spends the summer months from late-July until mid-October in Balmoral in Scotland.

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Diamond Jubilee Goes On with Prince Philip in the Hospital

Paul Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Philip celebrated his wife's Diamond Jubilee on Tuesday from the hospital, where we was admitted the day before with a bladder infection.

The prince, who turns 91 this weekend, will remain in the hospital for a few days as a precaution, palace officials say.

Prince Philip was "understandably, disappointed about missing this evening's Diamond Jubilee Concert," the palace said Monday.

Prince Charles noted his father's absence as he addressed the crowd.

"Only sad thing is that my father couldn't be here with us," Charles said.  "If we shout loud enough, he might just hear us in hospital."

His absence was also noticeable on Tuesday as Queen Elizabeth entered St. Paul's Cathedral on the final day of her celebrating 60 years on the throne.

"When you realized she was on her own and suddenly it reminded us that she's always with Prince Phillip, so very sad for her but he's a tough guy," British journalist and CNN TV-show host Piers Morgan said Tuesday on ABC's Good Morning America.

"I mean, it was brutal out there on Sunday.  It was a ghastly day so I suppose at the age of 90 it got a bit much for him but the family goes on.  They are incredibly stoic people," he said.

Prince Philip spent four nights in the hospital at Christmas after suffering chest pains and underwent a successful coronary stent procedure to clear a blocked artery.  Philip, the duke of Edinburgh, married Princess Elizabeth in 1947.  She took the throne as queen six years later.

The Diamond Jubilee went on as planned Monday despite the condition of Prince Philip, as many members of the royal family, including Charles' wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Princes William and Harry sat in a royal box to watch Elton John, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and others perform.

The festivities began on Saturday and will end on Tuesday, with the queen delivering a televised address from Buckingham Palace, where she will thank the public for the past four days of celebrations.

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Duke of Edinburgh, 90, Hospitalized with Bladder Infection

WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has been taken to the hospital to be treated for a bladder infection. He will miss Monday’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

"Prince Philip will remain in hospital under observation for a few days,” the Palace said in announcing the news.

"He is, understandably, disappointed about missing this evening's Diamond Jubilee Concert and tomorrow's engagements."

The concert is one of a series of events celebrating the queen’s 60 years on the throne, the second-longest reign in U.K. history.

Prince Philip, whose 91st birthday is this Sunday, was hospitalized last December due to chest pains. The palace said Philip was treated for a blocked coronary artery and a successful “invasive procedure of coronary stenting” was performed.

Philip, the duke of Edinburgh, married Prince Elizabeth in 1947. She took the throne as queen six years later.

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Queen Elizabeth Delivers Diamond Jubilee Speech to Parliament

(LONDON) -- Britain’s second-longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, praised the British virtues of “resilience, ingenuity and tolerance” and vowed to rededicate herself to the service of her country in a speech on Tuesday before Parliament, marking her 60 years on the throne.

In the landmark address to both Houses of Parliament, the 85-year-old queen also made an uncharacteristically personal statement in praise of her husband, Prince Philip, for standing by her side.

“Prince Philip is, I believe, well known for declining compliments of any kind. But throughout he has been a constant strength and guide,” she said.  “During these years as your queen, the support of my family has, across the generations, been beyond measure.”

The 90-year-old prince, whom the queen wed in 1947, underwent a health scare late last year when he was hospitalized for emergency heart surgery that caused him to miss the traditional Christmas festivities with the royal family.

However Philip was by the queen’s side on Tuesday and on Feb. 6, the day she officially took over the throne 60 years ago as a 25-year-old when her father, George VI, died.

The queen joins an elite club in reaching the 60-year, or Diamond Jubilee, milestone.  Only Queen Victoria served longer, 63 years in all, a feat Queen Elizabeth noted in her speech.

“So, in an era when the regular, worthy rhythm of life is less eye-catching than doing something extraordinary, I am reassured that I am merely the second sovereign to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee,” she said.

Tuesday’s speech by the queen was only the sixth address she has delivered to both Houses of Parliament in her six decades of rule. She gave similar speeches in celebration of her Golden Jubilee in 2002 and Silver Jubilee 25 years earlier in 1977, according to the BBC.

Among the 400 guests in attendance at today’s speech were Prime Minister David Cameron, members of his Cabinet, former prime ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown along with Labor leader Ed Miliband.

“I have been privileged to witness some of that history and, with the support of my family, rededicate myself to the service of our great country and its people now and in the years to come,” the queen told those gathered, echoing the vow of service she made on Ascension Day in February.

The queen eschewed the traditional robes and gowns befitting such a historical event and instead opted for her signature look, a matching coat, dress and hat, this time in buttercup yellow.  She did deliver the address in the ancient Westminster Hall, a historical setting she reflected on in her remarks.

“We are reminded here of our past, of the continuity of our national story and the virtues of resilience, ingenuity and tolerance which created it,” she said.

The queen was gifted a Diamond Jubilee window from the members of both Houses during the event to mark her 60-year reign.  The stained-glass window will be installed above the North Door of Westminster Hall later this year, the BBC reports.

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Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 60 Year Anniversary

John Stillwell - Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- In 1952, the woman known today as Queen Elizabeth II was just Elizabeth, a 25-year-old member of England's royal family visiting a remote village in Kenya.

When word came on Feb. 6 of that year that her father, George VI, had died, Elizabeth cut her trip short and flew home to London.  She was greeted at the airport by her country's then-Prime Minister Winston Churchill and she was crowned Queen Elizabeth II.

Monday, 60 years later, the 85-year-old Queen marked her Diamond Jubilee anniversary with a message thanking the British people for their support, and pledging to continue her dedication to serving them and people around the world.

"I am writing to thank you for the wonderful support and encouragement that you have given to me and Prince Philip over these years," she wrote Monday in a message to the nation, which was released by Buckingham Palace. "In this special year, as I dedicate myself anew to your service, I hope that we will all be reminded of the power of togetherness and the convening strength of family, friendship and good neighborliness, examples of which I have been fortunate to see throughout my reign."

The Queen and her husband Prince Philip, whom she wed in 1947, marked the anniversary Sunday by attending a church service on her private Sandringham estate in Norfolk, outside London.

The anniversary makes Queen Elizabeth, already Britain's oldest serving monarch, the country's longest-serving monarch after Queen Victoria, who reigned for more than 63 years. The queen, mother to four and grandmother to eight, has now outlasted 11 U.S. presidents.

"Queen Elizabeth II rates among the best, in fact, better than the best," Dickie Arbiter, former press secretary to the Queen, told ABC News.

"The queen doesn't change. The queen adapts, and that's why it survives," he said of the monarch and the monarchy.

Celebrations of her Diamond Jubilee officially begin Monday when the queen and Prince Philip, 90, visit a nursery school and the town hall in the town of King's Lynn.

The celebrations will continue throughout the year as members of the royal family -- from Prince Charles to Prince William and Kate Middleton -- travel around the world to take part in ceremonies and events honoring the queen.  The queen herself and Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, will embark on a tour of England in March.

The main event, the 2012 Diamond Jubilee weekend, will be held in June and feature a star-studded concert and boat pageant on the Thames River boasting a 1,000 vessel strong flotilla.

The Palace also released on Monday a special set of portraits of the queen and Philip, taken by John Swannell in the Centre Room at Buckingham Palace last December, to mark the Jubilee. Two new photographs of the queen, wearing the same necklace Queen Victoria wore in her own Diamond Jubilee portrait in 1897, were also released.

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Prince Philip Makes First Appearance Following Hospital Discharge

Paul Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Philip attended church with other royals on New Year's Day, making his first public appearance since leaving the hospital for a four night stay over Christmas.

There was a palpable sense of New Year's goodwill on the Sandringham estate as about 500 well-wishers watched Prince Philip lead the royal party into church. It was the 90-year-old Prince's first public appearance just days after being discharged from the hospital.  

From the purposeful way he strode ahead it was clear Prince Philip wanted to be seen once again at the head of the family, putting behind him the scare of last week.

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Prince Philip Leaves Hospital After Heart Surgery

Paul Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- After missing the traditional Boxing Day shooting party on Monday, Britain's Prince Philip has finally been given the green light to join the royal family at Sandringham.

Queen Elizabeth II's husband was released from the hospital on Tuesday after being held under observation for four nights following a successful coronary stent procedure.  He was brought to Papworth, a specialist heart hospital in Cambridgeshire, after suffering chest pains last Friday.

This health setback is believed to be the most serious of Philip's life and doctors wanted to make sure that his stent, which unblocks a coronary artery, was working properly before they released him.

Due to the hospitalization, the prince was also forced to miss the traditional Christmas morning service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham for the first time.

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Prince Philip Remains Hospitalized, Expected to Miss Boxing Day Shoot

Paul Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The royal Christmas at Sandringham went on as planned without Prince Philip, who remains in the hospital and is expected to miss the traditional Boxing Day pheasant shoot.  But the royal family wanted everything to remain as normal as possible despite the health scare.

The queen’s Christmas message to the country, which the family traditionally views together, seemed to take on special significance this year.

“The importance of family has, of course, come home to Prince Philip and me personally this year with the marriages of two of our grandchildren, each in their own way a celebration of the God given love that binds a family together,” she said in the message, which was recorded Dec. 9.

In addition to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips married rugby player Mike Tindall in August.

Prince Philip, 90, spent a third night in the hospital after undergoing emergency surgery Friday at Papworth Hospital to repair a blocked coronary artery. He was admitted with chest pain, and doctors have kept him for observation after inserting a stent. The length of his expected stay is still unknown.

The royal Christmas includes the exchange of gifts on Christmas Eve and a lunchtime feast on Christmas Day. The Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her first Christmas with the family, and was reportedly a natural in her role. Prince William seemed genuinely surprised to find his new wife entertaining the record crowds who had come out early to catch a glimpse of her outside St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.  The duchess stunned in a plum coat and hat, one of five outfits she was set to wear on Christmas Day.

After the traditional lunch, William, Harry and four of the queen’s other grandchildren made the 50-mile trek to the hospital in Cambridgeshire to bring their grandfather some Christmas cheer.

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