Queen Elizabeth Cancels Engagement: What Hospitalized Elizabeth II?

By Staff Reporter on March 12, 2013 1:02 PM EDT

Queen
Queen Elizabeth II attends an engagement. (Photo: Reuters)

Queen Elizabeth canceled a Westminster Abbey engagement on Monday. The public appearance was to be her first since she was admitted into a hospital to treat a stomach illness, but the monarch erred on the side of caution and opted for more rest.

At 86 years old, the queen remained in good spirits and in the British tradition of keeping calm and carrying on, eventually attended a London reception to celebrate Commonwealth Day later in the day.

The queen appeared in a mint and silver ensemble, greeting the people with a brief speech at the Marlborough House in central London. Queen Elizabeth II also signed a new charter that set the Commonwealth's values and commitment to equal rights.

Like Us on Facebook

Prior to the Commonwealth Day event, Elizabeth had already missed a number of important engagements, including a visit to Rome last week.

Due to the queens rather advanced age, the one-day hospitalization naturally raised tremendous health concerns across the country. Assuring the public, the palace insists the queen remains in "robust health."

"The queen hopes to undertake some of her official engagements planned for the rest of the week," said the palace.

It was the queen's first hospitalization in a decade and reports says Elizabeth II is recovering from a bout of gastroenteritis, better known as a stomach virus.

A common medical condition, gastroenteritis is the inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and small intestine) that results to a painful combination of diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and cramping. Individuals suffering from a stomach bug are advised to manage the body with adequate hydration.

© 2012 iScience Times All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Join the Conversation

Sponsored From Around the Web

    ZergNet
Follow iScience Times
us on facebook RSS
 
us on google
 
Most Popular
INSIDE iScience Times
Do Dolphins Get High? BBC Cameras Catch Dolphins Chewing On Pufferfish Toxins
Do Dolphins Get High? BBC Cameras Catch Dolphins Chewing On Pufferfish Toxins
How Many Ways Can You Tie A Tie?
How Many Ways Can You Tie A Tie?
Ribbon Of Charged Particles At Solar System's Edge Acts Like A Wind Sock For Interstellar Magnetism
Ribbon Of Charged Particles At Solar System's Edge Acts Like A Wind Sock For Interstellar Magnetism
How to Turn Your Tap Water Faucet  Into a Coffee Spout [VIDEO]
How to Turn Your Tap Water Faucet Into a Coffee Spout [VIDEO]
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
This Is A Scientifically-Proven Rock-Paper-Scissors Winning Strategy (But If Your Opponent Uses It Too, It's A Draw)
This Is A Scientifically-Proven Rock-Paper-Scissors Winning Strategy (But If Your Opponent Uses It Too, It's A Draw)