Queen Elizabeth has been admitted to the same London hospital that received a prank phone to Kate Middleton’s nurses when the Duchess was admitted there exactly three months ago. Her Majesty the Queen checked into the private King Edward VII Hospital today (Sunday) with a stomach infection. A palace spokesperson confirms to CNN, the queen is expected to remain hospitalized for two days at King Edward VII Hospital, of which she is a patron.
Exactly three months ago, on Dec. 3, 2012, a newly pregnant Kate Middleton was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital with acute morning sickness. The Duchess of Cambridge spent three nights there, but her hospitalization was overshadowed by what has been called a royal hoax. Two Australian DJs called into the hospital posing as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles and were given an update on Kate’s medical condition. One of the two nurses involved in the prank phone call committed suicide just days later.
The hospital has not said publicly how such a breech of security happened or how it planned to ensure it does not happen again.
Queen Elizabeth II is a patron of King Edward VII Hospital.