Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II smiled as she left hospital on Monday following a one-night stay, having been admitted for the first time in 10 years after suffering from the symptoms of gastroenteritis.
The illness forced her to call off a visit to Rome this week, which would have been her first overseas trip since October 2011.
The sovereign, wearing a scarlet coat with a silver brooch and carrying a black handbag on her left arm, shook hands with a uniformed member of staff on the steps of King Edward VII’s Hospital in central London.
The queen was driven away in a Bentley, accompanied by a protection officer and police motorcycle outriders.
Britain’s head of state has enjoyed robust health and rarely misses engagements.(AFP)©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.