The Queen was taken to hospital on Sunday night but aides insist she’s in good health and spirits
The Queen is currently staying at King Edward VII Hospital after suffering suspected gastroenteritis, just months after Kate Middleton received treatment there for acute morning sickness.
It is the first time in ten years that the Queen has been taken to hospital and Buckingham Palace released a statement saying: ‘The Queen is being assessed at the King Edward VII hospital, London, after experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis. As a precaution, all official engagements for this week will regrettably be either postponed or cancelled.’
As the Queen recovers from the debilitating sickness, believed to be caused by the norovirus, it’s emerged that the royal refused to be taken to hospital in an ambulance and even continued her work engagements up until the last minute.
The MailOnline report the Queen insisted ‘no fuss’ was made and instead of going to hospital in an ambulance on Sunday evening, she waited for a car to collect her. And, as she made the arrangements she decided to continue with her commitments, honouring a member of staff for their long service at the private Windsor Castle apartments.
A palace spokesperson reassured the public that the Queen’s visit to the hospital was a ‘precautionary measure’ and ‘she was not taken into hospital immediately after feeling the symptoms. This is simply to enable doctors to better assess her.’
They went on to stress that the head of the monarchy was in ‘good spirits’ and otherwise was in ‘good health.’
Get well soon!