At the age of 91, Prince Philip doesn’t seem to be winding down since he has maintained a busy schedule for the last six months. Last Wednesday, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland because of his bladder infection, according to the Buckingham Palace.
Last week he was seen in a garden party at Balmoral, he also attended the Cowes Regatta on the isle of Wight. He started to feel unwell when he returned to the highlands. He was likely to be admitted to the hospital for a couple of days for treatment and observation. For the last nine month, Prince Philip has been taken to the hospital three times. Last Christmas, he spent four days in the hospital for an operation to clear a blocked heart artery.
Prince Philip was scheduled for an appearance together with the queen as she holds the opening ceremonies of the London 2012 Paralympic Games this coming August 29. He also appeared in the opening ceremony of 2012 Olympic Games last July. They have plenty of events and obligations this year and the palace said it is indeed a busy year for them.
When the queen addressed the parliament last March, she paid tribute to her husband, Prince Philip as a “constant guide and strength” throughout her long reign.
The palace says that both Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip will not be doing the same appearances that they usually do since they do need to wind down for some time, their children and grandchildren will need to take on more prominent roles in Royal Family activities. Prince Philip’s activities includes checking computers and email, designing jewelry, oil painting and ornithology.
Queen Elizabeth went on to visit her husband after he was taken to the hospital. Prince Philip married the queen last November 1947. He was a former naval officer. He renounced his Greek title when he became a naturalized British subject in 1947.
It was not known if other Royal families were there to visit the Prince but a palace spokesperson said it is well known that all the members of the Royal family is present during summer at Balmoral residence.