The Queen Leaves Hospital

Stomach bug no big deal

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Mar 4, 2013 9:29 AM CST

(Newser) – Queen Elizabeth II has left a central London hospital after a one-day stay caused by a severe stomach bug. She walked out of King Edward VII Hospital unassisted this afternoon wearing a red dress, and was driven away in a motorcade. The hospital stay had initially been planned for two days. She has been suffering from gastroenteritis, a stomach and intestinal inflammation. The 86-year-old queen has cancelled her engagements for this week due to the illness. It was her first hospitalization in 10 years.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves the King Edward VII hospital following a one-day stay caused by a stomach ailment, London Monday, March 4, 2013.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves the King Edward VII hospital following a one-day stay caused by a stomach ailment, London Monday, March 4, 2013.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, shakes hands with the head nurse at the King Edward VII hospital following a one-day stay caused by a stomach ailment, London, March 4, 2013.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, shakes hands with the head nurse at the King Edward VII hospital following a one-day stay caused by a stomach ailment, London, March 4, 2013.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves the King Edward VII hospital following a one-day stay caused by a stomach ailment, London, March 4, 2013.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves the King Edward VII hospital following a one-day stay caused by a stomach ailment, London, March 4, 2013.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves the King Edward VII hospital following a one-day stay caused by a stomach ailment, London, March 4, 2013.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves the King Edward VII hospital following a one-day stay caused by a stomach ailment, London, March 4, 2013.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Police officers guard the King Edward VII hospital in London, March 4, 2013, where Queen Elizabeth II has  been admitted. The Queen was taken to the hospital late Sunday.
Police officers guard the King Edward VII hospital in London, March 4, 2013, where Queen Elizabeth II has been admitted. The Queen was taken to the hospital late Sunday.   (Alastair Grant)
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