A star-studded concert in tribute to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee has been overshadowed by news that the Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital with a bladder infection.
Prince Philip, 90, was taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London from Windsor Castle as a precautionary measure and will remain in hospital under observation for a few days, a palace spokeswoman said.
The news was released just hours before the Diamond Jubilee concert was due to begin in front of Buckingham palace.
The spokesman said the Queen would still attend the concert.
The statement on the Duke's health said: "HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London this afternoon, from Windsor Castle, as a precautionary measure after developing a bladder infection, which is being assessed and treated.
"Prince Philip will remain in hospital under observation for a few days.
"He is, understandably, disappointed about missing this evening's Diamond Jubilee Concert and tomorrow's engagements."
Take That singer Robbie Williams opened the concert in front of Buckingham Palace by declaring to thousands of fans: "Let me entertain you."
Sir Paul McCartney, who closed the show with three songs, wished the Duke well, saying: "I think, you know, we all send our best wishes for a speedy recovery. I hear he's not too bad."
On Sunday, Prince Philip joined his family on the Royal Barge during the Diamond Jubilee pageant, standing for much of the day, and he did not look to be in discomfort.
The Queen was missing from the royal box at the beginning of the three-hour show but was expected to take her seat at around 9pm before lighting a ceremonial beacon at 10.30pm.
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