Doctors are concerned for the Queen’s health and have placed her under medical observation.


Doctors are concerned for the Queen’s health and have placed her under medical observation. Doctors became concerned for the health of Britain’s 96-year-old monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday, prompting her family to travel to Scotland to be at her side.

According to a statement released by Buckingham Palace, “after additional review this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned about Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical monitoring.”

Queen Elizabeth II “remained comfortable” at Balmoral, the Scottish castle where she spends the summers, the report said.

The future King of England, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visited Balmoral. All the queen’s children, including Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and Prince Andrew, went to Balmoral by plane to be joined by Princess Anne, who was already in Scotland.

Although Prince William made the trip, Kensington Palace confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge stayed at their Windsor residence with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, who are all attending their first full day of school.

A spokesman for the pair said that Prince Harry and his brother were both in Scotland, but that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was not among them. The couple’s European vacation, during which Meghan has been a major tourist draw, will conclude with her decision to stay in London.

After being told by physicians to rest, the queen postponed a meeting with the Privy Council, her formal council of advisers that includes Britain’s new leader, Liz Truss, less than 24 hours ago, leading to mounting concerns for her health.

This week, the queen made history by formally appointing Truss as prime minister for the first time outside of Buckingham Palace in her 70-year reign. The ceremony took place at Balmoral.

Truss tweeted on Thursday that the UK as a whole would be “very disturbed” by whatever announcement came from Buckingham Palace at lunchtime.

I know that the people of the United Kingdom as a whole are thinking of Her Majesty the Queen and their family at this time.

The leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer, tweeted that he was “very worried” by the news and was praying for the queen’s health.

Amidst a parliamentary debate on the new government’s proposal to address Britain’s energy crisis, the news of the queen’s illness broke.

A senior politician hastily whispered the news to Truss while she listened to the debate. Angela Rayner, who works under Starmer, gave him a note.

After a while, Lindsay Hoyle, the speaker of the House of Commons, was given an update on the situation on paper and paused proceedings to deliver the news to legislators.

When he remarked, “I believe I speak on behalf of the entire House when I say that we extend our warmest wishes to Her Majesty the Queen,” he was speaking for the entire House.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) also took time out of its schedule to relay the news and was planning to stay on the air live until at least 1 PM EST. Performers on stage started donning all-black ensembles.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has stated that the “prayers of the nation” are with Queen Elizabeth.

He tweeted, “May God’s presence support and comfort Her Majesty, her family, and those who are caring for her in Balmoral.”

Due to “episodic mobility problems,” the queen had to cancel many events this year, including the traditional State Opening of Parliament.

At the beginning of her Platinum Jubilee festivities, Elizabeth also defied decades of custom by refusing to accept the salute of parading military troops at the Horse Guards Parade. However, she was instead honored with a royal salute from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

She skipped this month’s Braemar Highland Gathering, a Scottish ritual she had been a part of every year since 1952 when she first became queen.

For one night in October, the monarch was a patient at London’s King Edward VII Hospital, when she was given the all-important order to rest.