Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will travel to Balmoral Castle in Scotland to be with Queen Elizabeth following news of the British monarch’s ill health, a spokesperson for the couple said on Thursday.
All of Queen Elizabeth’s four children including daughter Princess Anne and youngest son Prince Edward are now at Balmoral Castle in Scotland with the British monarch, following news of the queen’s ill health.
The news will heighten fears for the monarch’s health. She pulled out of a remote privy council meeting yesterday after doctors ordered her to rest.
“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 Palace said. “The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”
A spokesman for the Queen suggested that the advice to rest was the result of her “full day” on Tuesday, when she both received Boris Johnson’s resignation as prime minister and accepted Liz Truss as his replacement.
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.”
A royal source said there would be “no running commentary” on the Queen’s health. She is understood to be remaining at Balmoral and has not been advised to go to hospital.
The Queen’s health came under renewed focus after she travelled to Balmoral for her traditional summer break on July 21.
On August 8 her traditional welcome to Balmoral Castle by a guard of honour was said to have been held in private inside the grounds. A source said that the change was “in line with events being adapted for Her Majesty’s comfort”.
The Queen then missed the Braemar Gathering, the Highland games event, on September 3, with sources suggesting that the decision was taken for her comfort.
Three days layer she received Boris Johnson at Balmoral as he left office and then asked Liz Truss to form a government and become prime minister. It was the first time she had not carried out the duty at Buckingham Palace.
Yesterday the Queen postponed her privy council meeting after being advised by royal doctors to rest.
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