Queen suffers stomach bug

Queen Elizabeth has been admitted to hospital

Queen Elizabeth has been admitted to hospital

Mon, Mar 4, 2013, 00:00

Queen Elizabeth was in “good spirits” after being admitted to hospital with symptoms of gastroenteritis, Buckingham Palace said last night.

She was struck with the stomach bug on Friday and was forced to pull out of engagements for the coming week, but the 86-year-old was “otherwise in good health”, according to a spokesman.

The queen was well enough earlier in the day to meet privately with an employee to award her a medal for long service.

She is likely to stay at the hospital for two days, so she has been forced to cancel various events. – (PA)