The Queen of England has been hospitalized with a stomach bug, according to the Buckingham Palace. The 86-year-old monarch had been taken to King Edward VII Hospital in central London where she is being assessed for symptoms of gastroenteritis. Hence, all official engagements for the week, including the Queen’s trip to Rome (she and the Duke of Edinburgh were to fly out to Rome for a two-day vist) will be either cancelled or postponed.
News of her illness emerged over the weekend after she was forced to cancel a trip to Swansea to mark St. David’s Day. The Buckingham Palace has also confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II will remain in the hospital around two days. They’ve also stressed that the hospital assessment is just a “precautionary measure”.
The Queen rarely misses royal engagements due to ill health. She was last forced to pull out of an investiture ceremony in October 2013 after suffering a bad back. We wish her a speedy recovery!
Queen Elizabeth II has been discharged and is seen bearing a smile as she leaves hospital after being assessed for a stomach bug.