Queen Elizabeth II has been placed under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle amid growing concerns over the 96-year-old monarch’s health. In a statement released Thursday, a palace official disclosed the Queen’s doctors’ worries but did not reveal any specific details regarding her current health status.
“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,” the statement reads.
The doctors’ decision to monitor the monarch more closely comes two days after she participated in a full day of activities on Tuesday, during which she formally asked Member of Parliament Liz Truss to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The Queen’s doctors had advised her to rest after Tuesday’s events, and the meeting of her Privy Council was cancelled.
After hearing the news of concerns over Queen Elizabeth’s health, Truss tweeted,
“The whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime. My thoughts – and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time.”
Serving as Queen since her father’s death in 1952, Elizabeth II is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch in history. The monarch will be joined in Scotland at Balmoral Castle, her summer vacation home, by her son Prince Charles, the heir apparent to the British throne, his wife Camilla, and her grandson Prince William. According to reports, William’s younger brother Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will also join the family in Scotland.
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