Queen Elizabeth reportedly under medical supervision after doctors became concerned for her health, Buckingham Palace revealed today, as Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince William raced to Balmoral to be with her.
Her Majesty’s immediate family members have been informed, leading to her two main hears going to her bedside, with the latest announcement escalating fears for the monarch’s health.
A royal spokesman said: ‘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 remains comfortable and at Balmoral.’
Minutes before the statement, the new Prime Minister Liz Truss was handed a note in the Commons where she was revealing her plans to cap energy bills.
Ms Truss said ‘the whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime’ adding ‘my thoughts – and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom – are with Her Majesty the Queen and her family at this time’.
A Palace spokesman said last night: ‘After a full day yesterday, Her Majesty has this afternoon accepted doctors’ advice to rest.
‘This means that the Privy Council meeting that had been due to take place this evening will be rearranged.’
The Queen was pictured on Tuesday smiling and alert, but still frail, using a stick and sporting extensive bruising on her hands as the inevitable result of her advancing years.