Queen Elizabeth II under medical care amid fears for her health

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, left, greets Liz Truss during an audience in Balmoral, Scotland, where she called on the newly elected leader of the Conservative Party to become Prime Minister and form a new government, on Tuesday September 6, 2022. (Jane Barlow/Pool Photo via AP)

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Queen Elizabeth II has been placed under medical supervision because doctors are ‘concerned for Her Majesty’s health’, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday, as members of the royal family traveled to Scotland to be with the monarch 96 years old.

The announcement comes a day after the Queen canceled a virtual meeting of her Privy Council when doctors advised her to rest after a full day of events on Tuesday, when she formally asked Liz Truss to become Prime Minister .

‘Following a further assessment this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that she remains under medical supervision,’ a palace spokesman said, speaking under cover of the press release. anonymity as per usual policy. “The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”

Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, and his wife, Camilla, are with the Queen after traveling to Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s summer holiday residence, to be with her. Prince William, eldest son of Charles, is on his way.

Elizabeth marked seven decades on the throne this year. She has increasingly handed over her duties to Charles and other senior royals in recent months as she has struggled to get around.

“The whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime,” Truss said on Twitter.

“My thoughts – and the thoughts of people across our UK – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time.”

The Privy Council, a group of senior advisers to the monarch, was due to formally swear in Truss and his new cabinet members at Wednesday’s meeting. The session will take place at a later date.

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This story was originally published September 8, 2022 7:43 a.m.