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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