Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has been admitted to hospital with symptoms of gastroenteritis.

She had been due to visit Rome for two days this week, but the trip has been cancelled.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "The Queen is being assessed at the King Edward VII's Hospital, London, after experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis.

"As a precaution, all official engagements for this week will regrettably be either postponed or cancelled."