Queen Elizabeth II waits before welcoming newly elected Conservative Party leader Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle on September 6, 2022 in Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Buckingham Palace said, on Thursday, that doctors were concerned about the health of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and advised that she remain under medical supervision.
“Following further assessment this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned about Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that she remain under medical supervision,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
She added that the 96-year-old was still comfortable at Balmoral, the Queen’s royal residence in Scotland.
Immediate family members have been informed and are now traveling to Balmoral.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have already arrived, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is currently on his way.
The Queen, who is the world’s longest-serving monarch, was said to have been in poor health over the past several months, with doctors citing persistent “mobility problems”.
The Queen on Tuesday broke with tradition and appointed her 15th prime minister from Balmoral instead of traveling to Buckingham Palace, as is customary. She also had to cancel a planned virtual meeting with senior ministers after her doctors advised her to rest.
New British Prime Minister Liz Truss said her thoughts are with Her Majesty and her family.
“My thoughts – and those of people across the UK – are with Her Majesty and her family at this time,” she said.
Keir Starmer, leader of Britain’s opposition Labor Party, said he was deeply concerned about the news.
“With the rest of the country, I am deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this afternoon,” he said in a statement.
Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said she was “deeply concerned” and that Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford sent his best wishes on behalf of the people of Wales.
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