URGENT ¥¥¥ British queen in hospital with gastroenteritis: palace

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, suffering from gastroenteritis, was admitted to hospital on Sunday, a Buckingham Palace spokesman told AFP.

All the 86-year-old's engagements for this week, including a visit to Rome, have been called off, the spokesman said.

"The Queen is being assessed at King Edward VII's Hospital in London after experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis. As a precaution, all official engagements this week will be either postponed or cancelled," he said.