March 5, 2013 in Nation/World

Queen leaves hospital

Associated Press

LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II returned home Monday after receiving treatment for a stomach infection that prompted a brief and rare hospitalization for the 86-year-old monarch.

A smiling Elizabeth walked unassisted out of King Edward VII Hospital on Monday afternoon, bidding farewell to staff outside. She was then driven away in a motorcade.

“The queen has left the King Edward VII’s Hospital, having been admitted briefly as part of the assessment of symptoms of gastroenteritis,” the palace said.

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