Queen Elizabeth Ii - Queen Elizabeth Ii In Hospital For First Time In 10 Years04 March 2013
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has bowed out of all her planned engagements for the coming week (begs04Mar13) as she continues to battle a stomach infection.
The 86-year-old monarch was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in London on Sunday (03Mar13) to receive treatment for a suspected bout of gastroenteritis, marking her first hospital stay in 10 years.
She has postponed or cancelled her upcoming appearances, including a two-day visit to Italy on Wednesday (06Mar13), but a Buckingham Palace spokesperson insists the hospitalisation is "a precautionary measure".
The royal had already skipped an event in Swansea, Wales, on Saturday (02Mar13) due to the illness.