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Prince Philip Taken to Hospital as "Precautionary Measure"

Celebrity News Aug. 15, 2012 AT 11:25AM
Prince Philip Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Queen Eilzabeth II's Diamond Jubilee visit to the Isle of Wight on July 25, 2012 in Cowes, England. Credit: Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty

Prince Philip has been taken to a Scottish hospital as a "precautionary measure," Buckingham Palace announced August 14.

The British royal, 91, was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. In June, he was hospitalized for five days with a bladder infection, causing him to miss out on Queen Elizabeth II's final Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

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In recent weeks, Prince Philip appeared to be in good health; he joined his wife at the opening ceremony of the Olympics July 27, and carried out several royal engagements on the Isle of Wight August 13.

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In December 2011, Prince Philip spent four nights in the hospital after suffering chest pains; He underwent a successful coronary stent procedure. Prince Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, was first hospitalized for chest pains in April 2008.

Philip, a former naval officer, married Queen Elizabeth II in 1947. They have four children together: Prince Charles, 63, Princess Anne, 62, Prince Andrew, 52, and Prince Edward, 48.

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