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Queen cancels Swansea visit because of sickness

The Queen has been forced to cancel a visit to Swansea on Saturday to celebrate St David's Day, after developing symptoms of a stomach bug.

Buckingham Palace said the 86-year-old monarch is suffering from gastroenteritis.

She had been due to present members of 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh with leeks to mark St David's Day.

She is spending the weekend at Windsor and will be "assessed in the coming days''. Simon Clemison reports.

  • 02 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK
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