Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, taken to hospital for surgery


Prince Philip, center, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attends a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday, June 6, 2013. Shortly after the party Prince Philip was taken to hospital for abdominal issues.


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The husband of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, has been admitted to hospital Thursday due to abdominal problems.

The Duke of Edinburgh, 91, will undergo an exploratory operation for "abdominal investigations," a Buckingham Palace statement said.

He was taken to a London clinic after attending a garden party hosted by his wife.

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Prince Philip is expected to remain there for several weeks.

He missed an event on Monday evening, reportedly feeling under the weather.

He already spent a week in hospital last summer for a bladder infection.

Philip is the son of the exiled Prince Andrew of Greece and married Princess Elizabeth in 1947.