British Queen Elizabeth II Heading Back To Work After Illness

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves King Edward VII Hospital in London on March 4, 2013 after being admitted suffering from gastroenteritis. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II left hospital after a one-night stay, having been admitted for the first time in 10 years after suffering from the symptoms of gastroenteritis. The illness forced her to call off a visit to Rome this week, which would have been her first overseas trip since October 2011. | Getty Images

LONDON — Buckingham Palace officials say Queen Elizabeth II will resume her royal duties next week after a brief illness.

Officials said Friday the queen and her husband Prince Philip plan to attend a Westminster Abbey service Monday to mark Commonwealth Day with another event scheduled later in the week.

The 86-year-old monarch was hospitalized overnight on Sunday for treatment of gastroenteritis. It was her first hospitalization in a decade.

Officials said the queen's overall health remains good and she is not cutting back on her activities, although taxing overseas travel has been reduced.

The 91-year-old Philip has been treated for heart disease in recent years. He has said he plans to attend fewer events and to scale back his charity events.

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