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Queen Mother Breaks Hip

Mon., Jan. 26, 1998

Queen Elizabeth II’s mother was hospitalized Sunday after fracturing her left hip in a fall at Sandringham, one of the royal family’s country estates, Buckingham Palace said.

The Queen Mother Elizabeth, 97, was taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London.

The Queen Mother, a horse racing enthusiast, was injured while viewing horses. The widow of King George VI, she has for generations been one of the most popular members of the royal family.


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