Queen's engagements called off after illness

The Queen's illness has forced her to withdraw from a number of engagements in a typically busy schedule this week. They include:

  • A trip on Monday to visit HMS Lancaster in London.
  • A reception at Buckingham Palace for MPs and MEPs on Tuesday. The event is now most likely to be hosted by another member of the Royal family.
  • A two-day visit to Rome with the Duke of Edinburgh, which was scheduled to begin on Thursday.

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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.