The Queen is under medical supervision at Balmoral amid health fears for the nation’s longest reigning monarch as close family are rushing to be at her side.
In a statement from Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s doctors said they were concerned for the 96-year-old head of state’s health in a rare update just after 12.30pm.
Heir to the throne Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Camilla are said to be already at the Queen’s bedside, while a flight carrying the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex landed at Aberdeen Airport just before 4pm.
A Palace spokesperson said:
“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.”
Prime Minister Liz Truss was informed of the update on the Queen as she unveiled her plan to tackle the energy crisis to MPs in the Commons today in her first major policy intervention as Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister later 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.”
More details to follow.