Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized today (Sunday) with a stomach infection. The 86-year-old head of the British Monarchy was experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis a palace spokesperson is quoted as telling CNN. “A decision was taken on medical advice to take her from Windsor (Castle) to hospital. She is otherwise in good spirits and good health,” the spokesman said.
The Queen is expected to spend two days at London’s private King Edward VII Hospital receiving treatment and rest. Gastroenteritis often involves both diarrhea and vomiting along with stomach cramps and is often referred to as the stomach flu although it is not caused by the influenza virus.
Her Majesty the Queen’s schedule for the upcoming weekly has reportedly been cleared. A trip planned for March 2 to Wales was also cancelled when the queen fell ill on Saturday.