Queen Elizabeth Cancels Wales Visit Following Illness, PA Says

March 2 (Bloomberg) -- Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has canceled an official engagement after been taken ill with symptoms of gastroenteritis, the Press Association said, citing a Buckingham Palace statement.

She was due to attend a military celebration in Wales today, but will instead spend the weekend resting, PA cited the palace as saying.

The 86-year-old monarch and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, 91, are due to start a two-day visit to Italy next week, the news agency said.

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