Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee celebration, which marks the Queen’s 60th year on the throne, is in full swing in England this week, with a concert headlined by Sirs Paul McCartney, Elton John and Tom Jones on the slate for Monday, June 4. But her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will not be in attendance. He has been taken to the hospital.
The British Monarchy official Twitter writes, “The Duke of Edinburgh will not attend tonight’s #DiamondJubilee concert … He has been admitted to hospital as a precautionary measure after developing a bladder infection #diamondjubilee.”
The two are pictured above on the Spirit of Chartwell during the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant that featured a 1000-boat flotilla over the weekend.
There have been reports that tonight’s concert isn’t exactly Queen Elizabeth’s cup of tea, so we wonder if she will skip it. We can’t imagine she would disappoint the artists and 10,000 lucky Brits who won the ticket lottery in order to attend, at least not unless it was something more serious with her husband’s health.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, who turns 91 in just six days, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this coming November. The two met when Elizabeth was just 13 years old, but she was smitten and they married eight years later in 1947. They have four children – Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
We wish the Duke of Edinburgh a speedy recovery.