British queen is sick

Eurasia News

LONDON: The 86-year-old British queen is sick and cancelled her visit to Wales where she was scheduled to attend a military celebration in the city of Swansea to mark St. David’s Day, the national day of Wales, reports British media.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has cancelled a planned visit to Wales on Saturday due to a bout of gastroenteritis, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said.

“The queen will no longer go to Swansea tomorrow,” a spokesman informed media. Gastroenteritis is an infection of the stomach and bowel, with common symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration.

The spokesman said that no decision had yet been made on the queen’s trip to Rome scheduled for next Wednesday and Thursday, when she is due to meet Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano alongside her husband Prince Philip.