Queen in 'good spirits' and 'good health' despite illness

The Queen is in "good spirits" and "good health" besides the symptoms of gastroenteritis, her spokesman has said. He added:

This is a precautionary measure. She was not taken into hospital immediately after feeling the symptoms. This is simply to enable doctors to better assess her.

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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.