Queen Elizabeth ‘Under medical supervision’ as doctors ‘concern for her health’, Palace says

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Queen Elizabeth’s health is causing “concern” to her doctors, Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Thursday.

“Following further assessment this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned about Her Majesty’s health and have advised her to remain under medical supervision,” the statement said. “The Queen remains comfortable at Balmoral too.”

The 96-year-old monarch’s immediate family has been informed, a royal source says.

“Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall traveled to Balmoral,” Buckingham Palace said, adding that Prince William is also making his way to Balmoral from his home in Windsor.

The news follows an announcement on Wednesday that the Queen will not preside over a scheduled meeting of the Privy Council so she can rest.

“After a full day yesterday, His Majesty this afternoon accepted the advice of doctors to rest,” the palace said in a statement on Wednesday. “This means that the Privy Council meeting that was due to take place this afternoon will be rescheduled.”

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Queen Elizabeth II waits in the Drawing Room before receiving newly elected Conservative Party leader Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle for an audience where she will be invited to become Prime Minister and form a new government on September 6, 2022 in Aberdeen, Scotland.  The Queen broke with tradition to meet the new Prime Minister and Buckingham Palace after having to stay at Balmoral Castle due to mobility issues

Queen Elizabeth II waits in the Drawing Room before receiving newly elected Conservative Party leader Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle for an audience where she will be invited to become Prime Minister and form a new government on September 6, 2022 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The Queen broke with tradition to meet the new Prime Minister and Buckingham Palace after having to stay at Balmoral Castle due to mobility issues

Jane Barlow – WPA Pool/Getty Queen Elizabeth on 6 September 2022

On Tuesday, the Queen welcomed Conservative Party leader Liz Truss to her retreat in the Scottish Highlands and bid farewell to outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

In a statement on Thursday, Truss said: “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.”

Queen Elizabeth has been using a cane regularly since last October and has had ongoing mobility problems. That same month, she canceled a planned trip to Northern Ireland on medical advice from her doctors and spent a night in hospital.

Queen Elizabeth II, left, welcomes Liz Truss during an audience at Balmoral, Scotland

Queen Elizabeth II, left, welcomes Liz Truss during an audience at Balmoral, Scotland

Jane Barlow/AP/Shutterstock Queen Elizabeth and Liz Truss on September 6

The Queen also decided not to appear at the Remembrance Day ceremony in November due to a sprained back and chose not to celebrate the traditional Christmas with the royal family at Sandringham, in part because of the increase in COVID-19 cases over the holidays.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Catherine A , Duchess of Cambridge stand on a balcony during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 5, 2022 in London, England.  Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee is being celebrated from 2 June to 5 June 2022, in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession on 6 February 1952. (Photo by Hannah McKay - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 05: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Catherine A , Duchess of Cambridge stand on a balcony during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 5, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee is being celebrated from 2 June to 5 June 2022, in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession on 6 February 1952. (Photo by Hannah McKay – WPA Pool /Getty Images)

Hannah McKay/Getty Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth in June

In February, the palace announced that Queen Elizabeth had tested positive for COVID-19. “Her Majesty is experiencing mild symptoms of a cold but expects to resume light duties in Windsor next week,” the palace said.

The monarch made three appearances for her Platinum Jubilee weekend in June, but skipped a few events.

Her last public outing was in July when she stepped out with her daughter Princess Anne to open Thames Hospice’s new 28-bed building. There, the Queen animatedly spoke to patient Pat White, also talking to staff and volunteers during a tour.

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