Queen Elizabeth hospitalized is making headlines in the U.K. and beyond this weekend, as the Huffington Post reported this Sunday, March 3, that Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was hospitalized today for a stomach infection that has been paining her for several days.
The headline read “Queen Elizabeth II hospitalized after apparent infection,” describing the long-ruling monarch recently being potentially stricken with gastroenteritis.
Queen Elizabeth was taken to the hospital this morning after her stomach infection symptoms had become progressively worse. She will unfortunately now have to cancel her upcoming visit to Rome to recover, and outside officials added she may need to receive intravenous rehydration. Buckingham Palace added that Queen Elizabeth hospitalized is only a precaution to get the British monarch well again, and that her Rome visit may be rescheduled at a later time.
"As a precaution, all official engagements for this week will regrettably be either postponed or cancelled," the palace said in a statement. Elizabeth's two-day trip to Rome had been planned to start Wednesday. A palace spokeswoman said the trip may be "reinstated" at a later date.
Some of the symptoms of gastroenteritis include diarrhea and vomiting, and can be more severe in the elderly. A common complication is dehydration, and while the Queen will hopefully heal sooner than later, she has had a hard time fighting this particular stomach infection, the report concluded.