Queen Leaves Hospital

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves the King Edward VII hospital following a one-day stay caused by a stomach ailment, London Monday, March 4, 2013. The 86-year-old queen fell ill Friday and was being treated at Windsor Castle until Sunday, when she was moved to a central London hospital as a precaution. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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    This year's rampant stomach bug has left many victims bedridden for days, but not the queen. The 86-year-old monarch was discharged from King Edward VII hospital in London on Monday after being admitted Sunday with a bout of gastroenteritis, most likely caused by the wretched norovirus. A spokesman for the queen said she was “in good spirits” and had been admitted only as “a precautionary measure.” It’s not clear whether a planned two-day trip to Rome, which the palace canceled earlier due to the queen’s condition, will be rescheduled.

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