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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Queen Elizabeth struck down with gastroenteritis

The Queen is suffering from symptoms of gastroenteritis
The Queen is suffering from symptoms of gastroenteritis

BRITAIN'S Queen Elizabeth has been forced to cancel a planned visit to Wales after suffering from symptoms of gastroenteritis, Buckingham Palace said tonight.

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

A palace spokeswoman said the Queen will instead spend the weekend at Windsor and will be assessed in the coming days.

She was due to travel through Swansea 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.

A palace spokeswoman said: "The Queen will no longer visit Swansea tomorrow as she is experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis.

"She will be assessed in the coming days.

"Her Majesty is currently spending the weekend at Windsor, as usual."

She and the Duke of Edinburgh are due to fly out to Rome for a two-day visit next week.

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