Ill British queen rests up in favourite castle
LONDON (AFP) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was resting up at Windsor Castle on Saturday, after the 86-year-old monarch fell victim to a bout of gastroenteritis.
The sovereign had been due to attend a military celebration in the city of Swansea to mark St. David's Day, the national day of Wales.
But after coming down with gastroenteritis - an infection of the stomach and bowel whose symptoms commonly include vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration - she instead spent the weekend at Windsor Castle, west of London, as she often does.
The medieval fortress is considered home for Queen Elizabeth, while Buckingham Palace in the capital is more her working base. Britain's head of state is known for her robust health and devotion to duty, and rarely misses engagements.