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Queen Elizabeth II released from hospital after stomach bug

March 4, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Queen Elizabeth II has been released from the hospital after a short stay for a severe stomach bug.

The 86-year-old monarch was smiling as she walked out of a London hospital Monday morning.

A spokesperson said the queen was hospitalized as a precautionary measure. She was admitted Sunday after experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis.

She has canceled or postponed the rest of this week's planned events and appearances, including a trip to Rome.

The queen is generally believed to be in good health. This was her first hospitalization in 10 years.