UK queen cancels more engagements

2013-03-12 21:47
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with the head nurse at the King Edward VII hospital following a one-day stay caused by a stomach ailment. (Alastair Grant, AP)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with the head nurse at the King Edward VII hospital following a one-day stay caused by a stomach ailment. (Alastair Grant, AP)

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London - Royal officials say Queen Elizabeth II is cancelling engagements following her recent illness.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Tuesday that she will cancel some events on Wednesday and on Thursday.

The 86-year-old monarch is recovering from a stomach bug she suffered last week.

The illness led to a brief hospitalisation, her first in a decade.

Officials say the monarch presented a poetry award on Tuesday, and will "continue with the usual rhythm of business at Buckingham Palace."

But she is cancelling two events on Wednesday and on Thursday.

They say the queen hopes to resume engagements next week.

The queen had to cancel a visit to Rome, last week because she suffered from gastroenteritis, which causes vomiting, stomach pain and diarrhoea.

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