Britain’s Prince Philip admitted to hospital with infection

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive for the Royal Maundy service at Leicester Cathedral England, Thursday April 13, 2017. (Anthony Devlin/Pool Photo via AP)

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.

In this Saturday, June 17, 2017 file photo, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip return to Buckingham Palace in a carriage, after attending the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

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.