Britain’s Prince Philip Hospitalized

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, has been hospitalized with what were described as chest pains.

A spokeswoman for Buckingham palace says the 90-year-old prince was taken Friday to the specialist Papworth Hospital in Cambridge for preliminary tests. No further information was made available.

Prince Philip, who was born in Greece in 1921, has been with Queen Elizabeth during her entire time on the British throne, which this year was her 60th. They were married in 1947.

Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, is their eldest child.

Prince Philip, who is also called the Duke of Edinburgh, has been known for his good health, tireless spirit and outspoken views.