Queen Elizabeth II hospitalised

2013-03-03 18:06

London - Britain's Queen Elizabeth was hospitalised in London on Sunday with symptoms of gastroenteritis, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said.

All the monarch's engagements for the coming week, including a trip to Italy, have been cancelled or postponed as a precaution, the spokesperson added.

The queen had been due to visit Italy as a guest of President Giorgio Napolitano on 6-7 March.

At 86, the queen is known for her robust health. She was last hospitalised in 2003 when she had a knee operation.

The spokesman said the queen was at the King Edward VII Hospital for precautionary assessments and may remain there for a couple of days.

She was last at the hospital last year, visiting her husband Prince Philip who was treated for a bladder infection.

Queen Elizabeth, who celebrated 60 years on the throne last year, usually maintains a busy schedule of public and private engagements although in recent years she has cut down on her once hectic timetable of foreign trips.

  • Nizole Middle-Finger Khala - 2013-03-03 18:14

    Did she buy the meat in South Africa?

  • Wike Mood - 2013-03-03 18:17

    speed reporting in 20 words.

  • Lloyd Tandi - 2013-03-03 18:18


  • Terry Domnakis - 2013-03-03 18:21


  • Lindy Jeffery - 2013-03-03 18:25

    WISHING her a speedy recovery.

  • Lionel De Frontignac - 2013-03-03 18:35

    God save the queen ;)

  • Refiloe Thelma Shikwambana - 2013-03-03 18:44

    6 lines lol.

  • Pixie86 - 2013-03-03 19:13

    Sheesh, people here are so mean! I hope the Queen recovers! She's one of the very few female heads of states.

  • LordLumbe - 2013-03-03 19:19

    Really News24? A two sentence article? Fast becoming a sensationalist tabloid editorial, I see! There ARE well rounded people out there who wish to read holistic reporting other than this half baked fodder for the semi-literates! Pathetic journalism in the very least, and the editor an all round disgrace!

  • Mzee The-Ruthless Capitalist - 2013-03-03 19:27

    Who gives a damn

  • marcel.naude - 2013-03-03 19:30

    I feel sorry for that chef! Get better soon queenie!

  • German Mazokera - 2013-03-03 19:32

    Wish her speedy recovery

  • SarcasticMe - 2013-03-03 19:33

    Why not just send out a tweet, instead of writing 30 words for a news article.

      Wike Mood - 2013-03-03 19:45


  • Ashen Singh - 2013-03-03 19:50

    When one has a stomach bug, one has to go.

  • Ashen Singh - 2013-03-03 19:55

    When one has a stomach bug, one must has to go.

  • Ashen Singh - 2013-03-03 19:56


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