Queen Elizabeth II is currently under strict medical supervision according to Buckingham Palace.
The 96-year-old monarch has been struggling with her health for the last year, and may be on her deathbed.
The entire royal family have rushed to be at her side.
The queen cancelled a virtual meeting of her Privy Council just a day earlier after doctors recommended she rest.
A palace spokesperson provided an update on her condition:
“Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision.″
The queen is currently being kept comfortable at Balmoral.
BREAKING: Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II is under medical supervision because doctors are "concerned for Her Majesty’s health." https://t.co/BDDshBsx0K
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 8, 2022
The Associated Press has this breaking development:
Queen Elizabeth II is under medical supervision at her summer residence in Scotland after doctors raised concerns about the 96-year-old monarch’s health, Buckingham Palace said Thursday, as members of the royal family rushed to be at her side.
The announcement by the palace came a day after the queen canceled a virtual meeting of her Privy Council when doctors advised her to rest following a full day of events on Tuesday, when she formally asked Liz Truss to become Britain’s prime minister.
“Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision,″ a palace spokesperson said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with customary policy. “The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”
The palace declined to provide further details about the queen’s condition, but there were worrying signs that it might be serious. A Cabinet minister interrupted Truss during a debate in the House of Commons to inform her about Elizabeth’s condition and family members canceled long-planned engagements to travel to the Highlands.
Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, along with his wife, Camilla, and sister, Princess Anne, who were already in Scotland, arrived at Balmoral Castle early Thursday afternoon. Prince William, Charles’ elder son, and other senior members of the royal family made their way to the queen’s summer residence throughout the afternoon. Prince Harry was said to be en route.
Breaking News: Queen Elizabeth II has been placed under medical supervision and doctors are “concerned” about her health, Buckingham Palace said.
The queen, who is 96, has not been hospitalized and remains at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.https://t.co/vKGQ5HrUwc
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 8, 2022
DEVELOPING: A rainbow crosses the sky as people gather outside Buckingham Palace in London on Thursday, as Queen Elizabeth II has been placed under medical supervision. Members of the royal family traveled to Scotland to be with the 96-year-old monarch. https://t.co/J7EpwvrBx7 pic.twitter.com/ZOLfqZrI1c
— Newsmax (@newsmax) September 8, 2022
Newsmax has more on the queen’s health:
Britain’s royal family rushed to be with Queen Elizabeth after doctors said Thursday they were concerned about the health of the 96-year-old monarch and should remain under medical supervision.
The queen, Britain’s longest-reigning sovereign and the world’s oldest monarch, has been suffering from what Buckingham Palace has called “episodic mobility problems” since the end of last year.
“Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision,” the palace said in a statement.
“The queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”
Here is the statement released by Buckingham Palace:
A statement from Buckingham Palace:https://t.co/2x2oD289nL
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) September 8, 2022
The Buckingham Palace flag is still hoisted, which means the Queen is still alive. According to the protocol, the flag must be lowered within 10 minutes from the death.#QueenElizabeth pic.twitter.com/CPtmwsnHxc
— Chaudhary (@KeepItSimpleBoy) September 8, 2022