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Queen Elizabeth discharged from hospital after bout of gastroenteritis

Queen Elizabeth discharged from hospital after bout of gastroenteritis

Britain's Queen Elizabeth is reportedly in "good spirits" as she is discharged from being hospitalized for symptoms of gastroenteritis.

She contracted the stomach bug Friday and was admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital in central London on Sunday as a "precaution," according to Sky News.

A spokesman for Her Majesty said she is "otherwise in good health."

The 86-year-old monarch met privately Sunday with an employee to award her a medal for long service, before traveling by private car to the hospital.

She stayed at the hospital for two days, forcing her to cancel appearances in London today and a two-day tour to Rome with the Duke of Edinburgh, scheduled for Thursday.

Ingrid Seward, the editor of Britain's Majesty Magazine, said that the queen "probably agreed to be hospitalized in order to get better quickly."

This is the first time the Queen has been admitted to the hospital in nearly a decade.

Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip, 91, has had several hospital stays, but Elizabeth has rarely let sickness get in the way of her still-busy schedule. The last time she was in the hospital was December 2003, for an operation on her left knee.

A royal source told Sky News: "She is very much known for not making a fuss."

Elizabeth has ruled since 1952 and is Britain's second-longest serving monarch, beaten only by Queen Victoria in terms of the number of years spent on the throne.

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