Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II postpones an important meeting after doctors advised her to rest

The 96-year-old was due to attend a virtual meeting of the Privy Council on Wednesday, the day after she was appointed Les Truss As the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Truss is the 15th Prime Minister appointed by the Queen during her 70-year reign.

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.

Buckingham Palace announced in advance that You won’t make a queen A 1,000-mile round trip from Scotland. A royal source told CNN that the decision was to avoid any last-minute alternative arrangements should the Queen find herself experiencing any occasional mobility issues.

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.

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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.

Instead, Princes Charles and William took center stage in the event, accompanied by heir to the throne Read the government’s legislative agenda for the next year on behalf of his mother.
The Ongoing mobility issuesThe Queen, which has faced off for nearly a year since her brief hospital stay last October, has also hampered other occasions including her platinum jubilee celebrations in June.

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