Prince Philip will not join the Queen on her visit to Stamford and Burghley House

The Duke of Edinburgh will not be joining the Queen on her visit to Burghley House tomorrow (Wednesday) because of a bladder infection.

Buckingham Palace confirmed yesterday (Monday) that the Duke will miss a garden party today (Tuesday) in Sandringham and will not be on the east midlands tour on Wednesday.

He was due to join the Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Nottingham before heading to Burghley House.

The Buckingham Palace spokesman said yesterday: “The Duke of Edinburgh will be continuing with his convalescence at home and therefore will not attend tomorrow’s garden party at Sandringham or accompany the Queen on her East Midlands tour later this week.”

The Duke fell ill following the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant and his admission to King Edward VII Hospital in London meant he was forced to miss some of the key Jubilee weekend festivities.

Following her visit to Burghley House, the Queen will drive through Stamford town centre, starting at the town bridge at 2.30pm.

She will arrive at Burghley House at about 12.30pm, following a visit to Nottingham with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince William and Kate will stay behind in Nottingham.