Queen Paola hospitalised

Queen Paola of the Belgians is in hospital. The 79-year old Belgian queen has suffered a vertebral fracture.

King Albert's wife had a nasty fall resulting in the unfortunate fracture. The queen is now in the Saint-Luc Hospital in Brussels. Her revalidation is expected to last for several months palace officials say, though Queen Paola is fortunate in that there are no serious complications.