Queen under medical supervision at Balmoral

Queen under medical supervision at Balmoral

Queen under medical supervision at Balmoral

Written by Staff Writer

08 Sep, 2022 | 7:03 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Queen is under medical supervision at Balmoral after doctors became concerned for her health, Buckingham Palace has said.

All the Queen's children are either at or are traveling to, her Scottish estate near Aberdeen.

"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 statement said.

The Queen is comfortable, it added.

Prince Charles has traveled there with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall.

The Duke of York and the Count and Countess of Wessex are traveling to the Scottish estate, about 40 miles (64km) west of Aberdeen.

Princess Royal, Princess Anne, was already in Scotland undertaking engagements.

The Duke of Cambridge is also on his way, with the Duchess of Cambridge remaining in Windsor with their children.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who had been in Germany, are traveling to Balmoral, a spokesperson for the couple said.

The announcement comes after the Queen, 96, pulled out of a meeting of her Privy Council on Wednesday, with doctors advising her to rest.

There are pressing concerns for the Queen's health – much more explicitly put than before and without any reference to this only being about difficulties with mobility.

There are also warnings against unfounded speculation, such as that she might have had a fall. And on Tuesday she was on her feet and photographed smiling as she appointed the new prime minister.

But from the last-minute cancellation of what would only have been a virtual meeting of the Privy Council – of senior ministers – there is no mistaking the fragility of the Queen's health.

'Deeply concerned'

Prime Minister Liz Truss said the "whole country" would be "deeply concerned" by the news.

"My thoughts – and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time," she added.

The Queen appointed Truss as prime minister at Balmoral, instead of traveling to London for the event.

During her 70-year reign, the Queen has typically had an audience with her new prime minister at Buckingham Palace.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said: "My prayers, and the prayers of people across the [Church of England] and the nation, are with Her Majesty The Queen today.

"May God's presence strengthen and comfort Her Majesty, her family, and those who are caring for her at Balmoral."

News of the Queen's ill-health came as MPs heard details of the government's new plan to help households and businesses with energy costs in the House of Commons.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said he was "deeply worried", while Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sent her thoughts and wishes to the Queen.

Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford sent his best wishes on behalf of the people of Wales.

The monarch has been on a summer break at her Scottish home since July.

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