The Privy Council is a body made up of senior politicians who act as the Queen’s official advisors. During the meeting on Wednesday, Truss was to be sworn in and new cabinet ministers were supposed to be sworn in.
“After a full day yesterday, Her Majesty this afternoon accepted the doctors’ advice to rest. This means that the meeting of the Privy Council that was scheduled for this evening will be rearranged,” a palace spokesman said.
A royal source said the meeting was virtual and the Queen did not go to hospital.
The Queen remains at Balmoral Castle, her country residence in Scotland, where she greeted Truss and her predecessor Boris Johnson on Tuesday – the first time a prime minister has formally submitted their resignations or been appointed outside Buckingham Palace in seven decades of the Queen’s rule. throne.
The appointment of a new prime minister is one of the Queen’s primary ceremonial responsibilities as head of state – with the formal opening of Parliament and the signing of parliamentary bills into law.
In May, the Queen missed the official opening of Parliament for the first time in 59 years. The palace cited “occasional mobility problems” for the king but declined to reveal further details, citing patient confidentiality.
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