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Health concerns force Prince Philip to miss Battle of Jutland commemorations

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Health concerns force Prince Philip to miss Battle of Jutland commemorations

<p>Britain’s Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth’s 94-year-old husband will miss events in Orkney to mark 100 years since the Battle of Jutland on “doctor’s advice”.</p> <p>It’s not the first time that ill health has forced him to pull out of events – from 2011 to 2013 he was hospitalised four times for a variety of ailments. This time he has not attended hospital and its believed has no plans to cancel other engagement.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Duke of Edinburgh’s health – a timeline <a href="https://t.co/FAN9JsMoxm">https://t.co/FAN9JsMoxm</a> <a href="https://t.co/3SGqoV0KrR">pic.twitter.com/3SGqoV0KrR</a></p>— Royal Central (@RoyalCentral) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalCentral/status/737388116093239297">May 30, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The Battle of Jutland – the biggest naval engagement of World War One – began on 31 May 1916 when the Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet, based at Scapa Flow, Orkney, clashed with the German High Seas Fleet.</p> <p>About 250 ships were involved and more than 8,000 men died.</p> <p>Prince Albert – later King George VI and the duke’s father-in-law – fought at Jutland aboard <span class="caps">HMS</span> Collingwood and was mentioned in dispatches.</p>