Britain's Prince Philip Is Hospitalized

Dec 23, 2011
Originally published on December 23, 2011 4:30 pm

After experiencing chest pains, Britain's Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been hospitalized.

The AP reports:

Prince Philip, 90, was taken from Sandringham, the queen's sprawling estate in rural Norfolk, to the cardiac unit at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge for "precautionary tests," a spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace said.

She declined to comment further and spoke on customary condition of anonymity. A hospital spokeswoman referred all calls back to the palace.

CNN reports that the royal family traditionally spends Christmas at Sandringham.

We'll update this story once we know more.

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