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Duke of Edinburgh cancels London Zoo visit as he recovers from infection

Buckingham Palace said there were no current plans for Philip to miss other royal engagements later this month.

The Duke of Edinburgh has cancelled an appearance at a London Zoo event as he continues to recover from an infection.

The Queen’s consort was due to visit the popular attraction next Wednesday, in his role as an honorary fellow of the Zoological Society of London, to present the Prince Philip Award for Contributions to Zoology.

Buckingham Palace said there were no current plans for Philip to miss other royal engagements later this month.

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The Duke of Edinburgh attended Royal Ascot with the Queen on Tuesday (John Walton/PA)

The Duke spent two nights at a private London hospital after being admitted on Tuesday evening, as a precautionary measure, for treatment for an undisclosed infection.

He was discharged on Thursday morning, but has not joined the Queen at Royal Ascot, an important event in her private summer calendar.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: “The Duke of Edinburgh will not be visiting London Zoo on Wednesday 27th June as he continues to recuperate. There are no current plans for His Royal Highness to cancel other forthcoming engagements.”

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