LONDON — Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II was placed under medical supervision on Thursday as her family rushed to Scotland to stand by her side after doctors became concerned about the 96-year-old monarch’s health.
“Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned about Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that they remain under medical supervision,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
It added that the nation’s beloved figurehead “stayed comfortable” with balmoralthe castle in Scotland where she spends her summers.
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Prince Charlesthe heir apparent and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, traveled to Balmoral. Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, as well as Prince Andrew rushed by plane to Balmoral and were joined there by Princess Anne, who was already in Scotland, meaning all the Queen’s children are present.
Prince William made the trip, but his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, has stayed at their Windsor home as their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, have their first full day at their new school, Kensington. . said Palace.
Prince Harry was also on a trip to Scotland, but Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex was not, a spokesperson for the couple said. Meghan remains in London, where the couple was nearing the end of a trip to Europe.
Growing fears for the Queen’s health came less than 24 hours after she canceled a meeting with the Privy Council – her formal council of advisers, including Britain’s new leader, Liz Truss – after being advised by doctors to rest.
The Queen formally appointed Truss Prime Minister at Balmoral earlier this week, the first time in her 70-year reign that she had performed ceremonial royal duty anywhere other than Buckingham Palace in London.
“The whole country will be deeply concerned this lunchtime about the news from Buckingham Palace,” Truss said on Twitter on Thursday.
“My thoughts – and the thoughts of people in our UK – are with Her Majesty the Queen and her family at the moment.”