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Queen Elizabeth Hospitalized

Monarch's stomach bug forces her to cancel trip to Rome
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2013 10:03 AM CST
Queen Elizabeth Hospitalized
In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II waves as she ends an official visit which is part of her Jubilee celebrations in London.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant Pool, file)

(Newser) – Britain's Queen Elizabeth has landed in the hospital in London today after suffering the effects of gastroenteritis—better known as a stomach bug, reports Sky News. The 86-year-old monarch is said to be in "good spirits," though she is expected to stay in the hospital for two days. That forces the cancellation of a two-day trip to Rome set for Wednesday. Elizabeth rarely cancels engagements due to health; the last was in October due to a bad back. (Read more Queen Elizabeth II stories.)

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