Britain’s longest-reigning Queen Elizabeth II is under medical supervision and doctors are concerned about her health, Buckingham Palace has announced.
Senior members of the royal family were traveling to be with them at Balmoral, the Queen’s palace in the Scottish Highlands on Thursday, while the mood among senior politicians in Westminster was gloomy.
“Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have advised her to remain under medical supervision,” Buckingham Palace said. “The Queen lives comfortably and at Balmoral.”
The Queen, aged 96, celebrated the 70th anniversary of her reign this year; They have represented continuity and stability for Britain from the post-war era to the 21st century.
Earlier this week the Queen, who had been suffering from “mobility issues” for some time, traveled to London to oversee the transition of power from Boris Johnson to Balmoral to Liz Truss.
Britain’s new Prime Minister Truss said on Twitter: “The news of Buckingham Palace at this lunch time will leave the whole nation deeply concerned.”
“My thoughts – and the thoughts of the people of our United Kingdom – are with the Queen and her family at this time.”
News of the monarch’s position was sent to the truce in the House of Commons, as he made a statement to parliament on state interference in the energy market.
Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle interrupted the debate on the government’s energy pricing plans with news of the Queen’s position.
“I know I speak on behalf of the entire House when I say that we send our best wishes to the Queen and that she and the Royal Family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time,” he said.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said on Twitter: “May God’s presence strengthen and comfort Her Majesty, her family and those who care for her at Balmoral.”
Since the death of her father George VI in 1952, the Queen has been a central part of life in Britain for more than six decades.
While Winston Churchill was in Downing Street, he took the throne and this week invited Truss, the 15th prime minister of his reign, to form a new government.
His 70-year reign has included the dissolution of most of the British Empire in Africa and Asia and the consolidation in the wake of the Commonwealth. It also saw the rise of the modern monarchy, which was open to intense media scrutiny.
The Queen’s personal popularity is seen as an important factor in maintaining support for the monarchy in Britain in recent years. She has shunned political interference and is known primarily for her appearances at public events and her themes from her televised Christmas messages, which often emphasized the values of duty and dialogue.
She became the longest-reigning monarch in British history, overtaking her great-grandmother Queen Victoria in 2015.