Queen Elizabeth II’s recent cancellation has sparked concern among her countrymen. The monarch’s doctors and her family are also concerned about their health. Prince Charles immediately traveled to Scotland.
Update from September 8th, 2:15 p.m .: The British royal family has not yet been granted a sigh of relief. The palace has now confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II, 96, remains under the care of her doctors: “Following a further assessment this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned about Her Majesty’s health and [they] have recommended that she take to remain under medical supervision.” The 96-year-old continues to feel well and is in Balmoral.
Heir to the throne Charles (73), wife Camilla (75) and Prince William (40) have already traveled to Scotland, as Clarence House and Kensington Palace confirmed to “Mirror”. Recently appointed Prime Minister Liz Truss (47), who visited the Queen at Balmoral Castle earlier this week, also spoke out on Twitter and expressed her condolences to the Royal Family. “The whole country will be deeply affected by the news from Buckingham Palace this afternoon. My thoughts – and the thoughts of the people of our UK – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time,” Truss shared with her followers.
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First report from September 8, 1:08 p.m.: Balmoral – Queen Elizabeth II has been going north in the summer for decades. The regent spends her traditional summer break at Balmoral Castle, which was even the scene of a royal premiere this year. For the first time, the Queen welcomed Britain’s new head of government in Scotland – a meeting that left its mark on the 96-year-old.
With a big smile on her lips, Queen Elizabeth II welcomed Prime Minister Liz Truss to the traditional “kissing the hands” ceremony that sealed the transfer of power. The successor to Boris Johnson (58) had traveled to Aberdeenshire and thus saved the monarch a long and arduous journey to London.
In recent months, the Queen has repeatedly struggled with mobility problems, and she also had to rely on her walking stick for her appointment with Truss. A meeting with the British Privy Council was supposed to follow just one day after the Prime Minister’s royal appointment, but the virtual meeting had to be postponed. “Her Majesty took the doctors’ advice this afternoon to rest,” the palace announced on Wednesday evening (September 8).
One appointment cancellation after the other: concerns about Queen Elizabeth II do not stop
The royal family did not want to provide any further information on the health of the queen. According to the doctors, a hospital stay is not necessary, reports “PA Media”. The regent had already canceled the public welcoming ceremony at Balmoral Castle in August, and she also canceled her participation in the Braemar Gathering Highland Games on September 3rd.
Queen Elizabeth II will probably stay in Scotland until the beginning of October, so she will miss the visit of grandson Harry (37) and his wife Meghan (41) to England. Other members of the royal family also seem to have to do without a reunion. Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage in Windsor and William (40) and Kate’s (40) new home are only a short distance apart, but the two couples should avoid each other. Sources used: pa.media, instagram.com/theroyalfamily, mirror.co.uk