Britain’s Prince Philip admitted to hospital with infection

FILE - This is a Thursday, June 25, 2015 file photo of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, as they wave from the balcony of the Roemer town hall in Frankfurt, Germany. Queen Elizabeth II plans to lead a royal entourage to Malta in late November for the Commonwealth heads of government meeting. Buckingham Palace officials said Tuesday Oct. 27, 2015 she will have a full schedule of meetings and events, including a state visit to Malta. She will be joined by her husband, Prince Philip, her son Prince Charles and Charles' wife Camilla. The three-day trip begins Nov. 26. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip has been admitted to a hospital for treatment of an infection and will not be attending the queen’s speech.

The palace says Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, was admitted as a precautionary measure and is in good spirits.

Philip is 96 and recently said he was stepping down from public events.

He has suffered heart ailments in the past.

The queen is due to outline the government’s legislative agenda in her speech Wednesday.

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