Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized Sunday with an apparent stomach infection that has ailed her for days. She will have to cancel a visit to Rome and other engagements as she recovers, and experts said she may have to be rehydrated intravenously.
Buckingham Palace said the 86-year-old queen had experienced symptoms of gastroenteritis and was being examined at London’s King Edward VII Hospital, the first time in a decade that she has been hospitalized.
“As a precaution, all official engagements for this week will, regrettably, be either postponed or canceled,” the palace said in a statement.
Elizabeth’s two-day trip to Rome had been planned to start Wednesday. A spokeswoman said the trip may be “reinstated” at a later date.