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Queen Elizabeth II ‘under medical supervision’ by doctors amid health concerns

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said on Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II’s doctors were “concerned” about her health and were keeping her under medical supervision.

The spokeswoman said in a statement that the 96-year-old British monarch underwent an evaluation Thursday morning. The statement added that the Queen is at her residence in Balmoral, Scotland, where she “remains comfortable”.

The disturbing news comes after the Queen was photographed using a walking cane while Liz Truss was the new UK Prime Minister on Tuesday.

“The entire country will be deeply concerned by the news coming from Buckingham Palace at lunchtime,” Truss wrote in a tweet posted shortly after the statement on the Queen’s health was published. “My thoughts – and those of people across the UK – are with Her Majesty and her family at this time.”

A spokesperson for Prince Charles and Camilla confirmed they had indeed traveled to Balmoral, while Prince William’s spokesman said at lunchtime that he was “travelling to Balmoral”, suggesting he was urgently rushing to the Queen’s Scottish estate to go there. his grandmother’s side.

The Daily Beast has reached out to Prince Harry’s spokesperson to ask if he will also take the trip to Scotland.

The first public sign emerged on Thursday that the Queen may be seriously ill when Truss and her husband, her counterpart, Sir Keir Starmer, abruptly left the House of Commons chamber, in the midst of a high-profile debate over the UK’s energy crisis.

Buckingham Palace then acted quickly to issue an official statement saying that although doctors were “concerned about Her Majesty’s health” she “remained relieved”. Official sources disputed insinuations that she had fallen, but there was no attempt to deny the seriousness of the situation.

Concern about the Queen’s health has been rising steadily recently after a series of unusual event cancellations and venue changes. Traditionally, the Queen’s meeting with a new prime minister takes place at Buckingham Palace, but this week’s meeting has been moved to Scotland to accommodate what has been described as an “occasional mobility issue”. On Wednesday, her doctors advised the Queen to skip a virtual meeting of the Privy Council – a body that advises the British ruler – for comfort instead.

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