Queen Elizabeth II is now on the mend from her bout with gastroenteritis and has been released from the hospital, according to the Associated Press on March 4. The Queen had a short stay at the hospital, allowing her to leave just one day after she was admitted.
Reports indicate that the Queen’s stay at the hospital was likely precautionary, as gastroenteritis can be dangerous. Gastroenteritis involves inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines and is typically caused by either a virus or by food poisoning. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and may sometimes include a fever.
Queen Elizabeth maintains a busy schedule despite the fact that she will turn 87 on April 21. The monarch is normally in excellent health and hospital stays for her are a rarity. Her last hospital stay was in 2003, when she had knee surgery.
The hospital in which Queen Elizabeth stayed is King Edward VII Hospital, which is the same one that Kate Middleton was admitted to in December when she had acute morning sickness.