14:35 16 August 2012
For the third time in eight months, the Duke of Edinburgh has been rushed to hospital after problems related to a bladder infection.
After being admitted on Wednesday, Prince Philip will remain under care for the next few days, the Palace has confirmed but they have also stress that this is merely a precaution.
Prince Philip was taken 50 miles by land ambulance from the royals’ retreat at Balmoral to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
The bladder infection that struck him down for five days two months ago has returned to the 91-year-old royal.
A palace statement said: "The Duke of Edinburgh has had a recurrence of the bladder infection that he had in the summer and has been admitted to hospital for investigation and treatment."
It is unknown if the Queen will be visiting him, but she is being kept closely informed of any developments.
Prior to his hospital stay, the Duke of Edinburgh was as active as ever engaging in public events.
This health scare comes at the start of the Queen's Scottish summer break at Balmoral.
Prior to that, Philip had been a fixture at the Olympics and the Jubilee.
At this stage, little is known about the details of his condition.
He has previously been treated for a blocked coronary artery.
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