The royal tummy is troubled.
Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized Sunday morning with suspected gastroenteritis. Otherwise known as “stomach flu” (even though it’s not a flu), the condition is an inflammation of the stomach lining that causes rather unroyal and unpleasant symptoms.
All of the queen’s official engagements for the week have been postponed or canceled, but a palace spokesman said the 86-year-old monarch was only admitted “as a precautionary measure” and is expected to stay at London’s King Edward VII Hospital for two days. “She is otherwise in good spirits and good health,” the spokesman said. Sorry, Charles: No need to get the crown refitted just yet.
The 86-year-old queen took the throne in 1952. She already had canceled a planned trip to Wales on Saturday after exhibiting symptoms of the illness, Buckingham Palace said.