The Queen Leaves Hospital
Stomach bug no big deal
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 4, 2013 9:29 AM CST
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)

(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.

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