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UK: Queen hospitalized over stomach illness
Associated Press ^ | Mar. 3, 2013 1:58 PM EST | Raphael Satter

Posted on 03/03/2013 12:06:22 PM PST by Olog-hai

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was hospitalized Sunday over an apparent stomach infection that has ailed her for days, a rare instance of ill health sidelining the long-reigning monarch. Elizabeth will have to cancel a visit to Rome and other engagements as she recovers, and outside experts said she may have to be rehydrated intravenously.

Buckingham Palace said the 86-year-old queen had experienced symptoms of gastroenteritis and was being examined at London’s King Edward VII Hospital. …

Elizabeth has ruled since 1952 and is Britain’s second-longest-serving monarch, beaten only by Queen Victoria in terms of the number of years spent on the throne.

Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip, 91, has had several hospital stays in 2012, but Elizabeth has rarely let sickness get in the way of her still-busy schedule. …

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: elizabethii; kingcharles; queenofengland; royals; stomachillness

1 posted on 03/03/2013 12:06:32 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Serious prayers for her speedy recovery!

The very thought of Charles.....


2 posted on 03/03/2013 12:09:38 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Olog-hai

The Queen is only 87? I thought that old lizard was about 150.


3 posted on 03/03/2013 12:14:07 PM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: jespasinthru

Typical stupid, Liberal remark...

I wonder what your family thinks of you???


4 posted on 03/03/2013 12:20:46 PM PST by haircutter
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To: Olog-hai

Elizabeth is one hardworking, amazing woman.

God bless her, and may she get well soon.


5 posted on 03/03/2013 12:27:56 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: onyx

Yes, the thought of two jug-eared wankers on the left and right sides of the Atlantic is depressing.


6 posted on 03/03/2013 12:29:31 PM PST by twister881
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To: haircutter

I oppose all things ‘Royalty’. We left that back in 1776 and I say good riddance to it(the small part of my British Isles background being RC Irish).

I agree with you though as I do not think it was right to denigrate her because of her age.

I would however hate to see Charles take any power. His son seems much less of a fop or as Python put it, upper class twit.


7 posted on 03/03/2013 12:30:05 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: onyx; Olog-hai

“Serious prayers for her speedy recovery!The very thought of Charles.....”

Yes, you got that right! Either she has to outlive him, or she has to abdicate in favor of her grandson, Prince William.


8 posted on 03/03/2013 12:30:57 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: onyx

“Serious prayers for her speedy recovery!”
Most definitaly.
She has done wonders for the crown’s image,Queen Mary educated her well.

“The very thought of Charles.....”
You thought about Charles...?

:)


9 posted on 03/03/2013 12:35:19 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. liberals and logic: Never confuse the two! Hi MI# !)
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To: onyx

Don’t think Charles is eligible to be King now, divorced, married a divorced woman.

I believe it will be William & Kate next.


10 posted on 03/03/2013 12:38:40 PM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: twister881
Yes, the thought of two jug-eared wankers on the left and right sides of the Atlantic is depressing.

Excuse me one moment whilst i prepare an appropriate response to that comment....

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11 posted on 03/03/2013 12:40:35 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. liberals and logic: Never confuse the two! Hi MI# !)
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To: Olog-hai

Gastroenteritis is a generic term used when doctors don’t know what’s wrong or they don’t want to say.

Best wishes for Her Majesty’s recovery. I’m hoping it isn’t something serious.


12 posted on 03/03/2013 12:48:13 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: jespasinthru

jespasinthru?

Why don’t you keep on moving on to DU?


13 posted on 03/03/2013 12:56:26 PM PST by PAR35
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To: jespasinthru

It’s like looking in a mirror, innit? sd


14 posted on 03/03/2013 12:56:26 PM PST by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: siamesecats
"Don’t think Charles is eligible to be King now, divorced, married a divorced woman.

I believe it will be William & Kate next."

William can't be next; it would require a change to the British constitution for Charles to be passed over. The Anglican church would have a problem if Charles' ex-spouse was alive, and they might still have one, since Camilla is divorced and her ex is living. But she'll never be queen for that reason.

I read a bio of Elizabeth last summer....tradition means quite a lot to her, and she would never dream of passing Charles over in favor of William.

15 posted on 03/03/2013 12:58:36 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: siamesecats
Don’t think Charles is eligible to be King now, divorced,

Tell that to Henry VIII. Actually, since he divorced an adulteress, and she conveniently died before he remarried, it shouldn't be a problem.

16 posted on 03/03/2013 1:03:20 PM PST by PAR35
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To: CatherineofAragon

It’s quite interesting to me how some people have such strong opinions about others they don’t know. Even more odd that they swallow unquestioningly what they read in the media.


17 posted on 03/03/2013 1:04:29 PM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I read a bio of Elizabeth last summer....tradition means quite a lot to her, and she would never dream of passing Charles over in favor of William.

&&
Maybe she is hoping to outlive her moronic son....


18 posted on 03/03/2013 1:05:59 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: ladyjane

Very true


19 posted on 03/03/2013 1:17:34 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Olog-hai

Actually, that’s just a cover story for her being in hiding from the International Common Law Court of Justice!/s

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2992946/posts


20 posted on 03/03/2013 1:26:18 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Olog-hai

I couldn’t care less about Queen


21 posted on 03/03/2013 1:36:11 PM PST by Bibman (Tea Party since 1976)
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To: onyx

Oh noez, not the queen. : )


22 posted on 03/03/2013 2:11:56 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Olog-hai

God save the Queen.

It’s not just an anthem.


23 posted on 03/03/2013 3:10:26 PM PST by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

She cannot abdicate to her grandson. She does not get to pick. And even she cannot stomach the thought of Charles on the throne.


24 posted on 03/03/2013 3:35:22 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: jespasinthru
The Queen is only 87? I thought that old lizard was about 150.

You, sir, are an idiot. Keep pasin thru until you're gone.

25 posted on 03/03/2013 4:11:40 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Liberalism: knowing you're better than everyone else because of your humility. -- Daniel Greenfield)
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To: Vermont Lt

Wondered about that...gues she has to live a while longer...Charles is such an ignorant POS...example...he had Diana, and he wanted Camilla? He should have to burn in a never ending purgatory...


26 posted on 03/03/2013 8:59:04 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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