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Queen Elizabeth discharged from hospital
Mar 4, 2013, 16:02 GMT
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has left hospital.
The 86-year-old monarch was discharged from London's King Edward VII healthcare facility this afternoon (04.03.13) after being admitted yesterday (03.03.13) suffering from a violent 48-hour stomach bug.
Sky News has issued a report reading: 'The queen has left hospital this afternoon after being admitted with gastroenteritis.'
The queen was driven to the family-favourite hospital by private car and opted not to have anyone accompany her.
A royal aide told the MailOnline: 'She will not have gone to hospital willingly because she loathes making a fuss. It's not stubbornness, more a recognition that if her plans are changed, so too are so many other people's plans.'
She was thought to be anxious about cancelling her royal engagements, including a trip to Rome.
The resilient monarch last received treatment 10 years ago for a minor knee operation, whereas her husband Prince Philip has suffered from ill health over the last few years.
The 91-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was rushed to hospital last June when he fell ill after spending hours on a ceremonial barge on the River Thames in wet weather to mark the queen's Diamond Jubilee. In December 2011 he also had a heart operation for a blocked coronary artery.
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