Doctors monitor Queen Elizabeth II's health as family rushes to Balmoral, and a nation braces for the worst

Senior royals have been informed of her condition and the latest announcement has heightened fears for the monarch's well-being

Doctors monitor Queen Elizabeth II's health as family rushes to Balmoral, and a nation braces for the worst
Queen Elizabeth II waits in the Drawing Room before receiving Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle for an audience where she will be invited to become Prime Minister (Photo by Jane Barlow /Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND: Buckingham Palace revealed that the Queen is under medical supervision at Balmoral after royal doctors expressed concerns about her health.

Senior royals have been informed of her condition and the latest announcement has heightened fears for the monarch's well-being. "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 royal spokesman said in a statement. "The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral." Shortly before the statement, new Prime Minister Liz Truss was handed a note in the Commons. "The whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime," she said, adding, "My thoughts – and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time."

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The 96-year-old monarch was forced to postpone a Privy Council meeting on Wednesday, September 7, at the last minute on doctors' advice. The previous day, she greeted both Boris Johnson and Liz Truss at Balmoral, as well as undertaking other light duties. She was since told to rest. Today, the palace revealed that doctors had been brought to Balmoral after concerns this morning. 

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The House of Commons was abuzz at lunchtime on Thursday, September 8, as concerns were raised about the Queen to Prime Minister Truss. She was handed a note by Nadhim Zahawi, which she read and put in. Moments later, Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle interrupted the speech of SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford during an energy debate. "I know I speak on behalf of the entire House when I say that we send our best wishes to Her Majesty the Queen and that she and the royal family are in our thoughts and prayers at this moment," Hoyle told the MPs, adding, "If there is anything else, we will update the House accordingly."

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The increasingly frail monarch has suffered a series of health maladies of late. She was advised not to travel to London this week to accept the outgoing PM's resignation and appoint Truss -- thereby marking the first time in her 70-year reign that the sovereign has appointed a prime minister at Balmoral. Johnson and Truss made the 1,000-mile round trip from London instead of the Queen, who has suffered mobility problems from time to time since October.

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Buckingham Palace noted there were no constitutional issues with the delay and that proceedings will be re-arranged, also adding that the decision to encourage the Queen to rest has not involved a hospital stay. Nonetheless, the decision to postpone the virtual meeting has sparked renewed concern for Her Majesty's health.

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"After a full day yesterday, Her Majesty has this afternoon accepted doctors' advice to rest," a palace spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday, September 7. "This means that the Privy Council meeting that had been due to take place this evening will be rearranged." The Queen appeared beaming and alert as she was photographed on Tuesday. However, she was still frail and used a stick for support.

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Queen Elizabeth II waits in the Drawing Room before receiving newly elected leader of the Conservative party Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle for an audience where she will be invited to become Prime Minister and form a new government on September 6, 2022 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The Queen broke with the tradition of meeting the new prime minister and Buckingham Palace, after needing to remain at Balmoral Castle due to mobility issues.
Queen Elizabeth II waits in the Drawing Room before receiving newly elected leader of the Conservative party Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle for an audience where she will be invited to become Prime Minister and form a new government on September 6, 2022, in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The occasion marked the first time she had been seen in public for 47 days, while enjoying her much-deserved annual break on Royal Deeside, the Daily Mail reported.

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