British queen in hospital with gastroenteritis: Palace

AFP , Sunday 3 Mar 2013

Buckingham Palace officials say the British Queen was transferred to the hospital as she suffers from gastroenteritis

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, suffering from gastroenteritis, was admitted to hospital on Sunday, a Buckingham Palace spokesman told AFP.

All the 86-year-old's engagements for this week, including a visit to Rome, have been called off, the spokesman said.

"The Queen is being assessed at King Edward VII's Hospital in London after experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis. As a precaution, all official engagements this week will be either postponed or cancelled," he said

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