The Queen leaves hospital

The Queen has left hospital after she was admitted yesterday with symptoms of gastroenteritis. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman confirmed that this week's engagements that have been cancelled or postponed will not be reinstated.

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Queen to spend the day resting due to sickness

The Queen will spend the day resting after suffering symptoms of gastroenteritis, Buckingham Palace said.

She was due to attend a military celebration in Wales today during the city's St David's Day celebrations, but has been forced to cancel her planned engagements because of the sickness.

She will instead spend the weekend at Windsor, a palace spokeswoman said.

The Queen has rarely missed a royal engagement due to ill health in recent years. Credit: Press Association


Swansea ceremony to go ahead without Queen

A St David's Day ceremony the Queen was due to attend tomorrow will go ahead as planned with the Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan, Byron Lewis, taking her place.

A Swansea Council spokesman said:

The ceremony will continue as planned and will be carried out by the Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan, Mr Byron Lewis.

The Lord Lieutenant will be met upon arrival at the Guildhall by Brigadier Philip Napier, Colonel of the Regiment.

The parade will present arms for a royal salute and play the national anthem before the Lord Lieutenant is invited to present leeks to a representative body of the regiment.

Ill Queen misses St David's Day celebration

The Queen has cancelled a planned visit to Wales due to illness Credit: Eddie Mulholland/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

The Queen was due to attend a military celebration in Swansea tomorrow during the city's St David's Day celebrations.

She had planned to travel through the city to the Guildhall, where she would present St David's Day leeks to the 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh, of whom she is Colonel-in-Chief.

She was then invited to a reception with members of the battalion and their families, before proceeding to the George Hall for lunch.

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