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The Duke of Edinburgh’s health – a timeline

Prince Philip was scheduled to attend the commemorations alongside other members of the Royal Family, including Princess Anne, on May 31.

Buckingham Palace have not specified what is wrong with the Duke, who celebrates his 95th birthday next month, but it is understood that there are no plans to cancel any other engagements this week and he has not been admitted to hospital.

The Queen’s husband was last seen in public last Thursday  during the ceremony of Beating Retreat.

He is said to be disappointed that he is unable to attend the commemorations.

A timeline of the Duke’s health


Back in December 2011, the Duke was treated at Papworth Hospital, near Cambridge, after undergoing heart surgery to have a stent fitted.

He was kept there over Christmas until he was discharged five days later to rejoin the Queen at the Sandringham Estate.

The more recent health scare was in 2012, where he was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in London for several days after a bladder infection. This occurred at the time of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, and as a result, he missed part of the celebrations.

He was released just in time to celebrate his 91st birthday with his family.

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