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U.K.: Queen hospitalized after apparent infection

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, waves from the royal barge during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames in London on Sunday, June 3, 2012.
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LONDON (AP) - Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has been hospitalized after suffering from what appears to be a stomach infection.

The palace says that the 86-year-old British monarch had experienced symptoms of gastroenteritis and that her upcoming trip to Rome would be cancelled.

In a statement released Sunday, the palace said that all official engagements for the coming week would be postponed or canceled "as a precaution."

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