Tuesday, September 26, 2023

UK Doctors Concern for Queen’s Health as Family Rushes to Her Side. What We Know So Far

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It appears Queen Elizabeth’s health is deteriorating as doctors placed her under medical supervision at Balmoral.  Buckingham Palace said she “remains comfortable.”

  • It is unusual for Buckingham Palace to issue a statement like this:The Royal Family on Twitter: "A statement from Buckingham Palace: https://t.co/2x2oD289nL" / Twitter
  • All of her children have gathered and some are travelling to her Scottish estate. Princess Anne is already with her. Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, boarded a helicopter at Dumfries House in Scotland travelling to be with her, while Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex arrived at Aberdeen airport, ahead of their arrival at Balmoral. And Meghan and Harry, already in the UK, are travelling separately and are coordinating with family members.
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    Prince Charles boards a helicopter to Balmoral at Dumfries House (Sky News)

    Royal helicopter which has landed at Balmoral Castle this morning. Pic: Peter Jolly
    A royal helicopter landed at Balmoral this morning (Pic: Peter Jolly)
  • Prime Minister, Liz Truss, said in Parliament: “The whole country will be deeply concerned.” The Archbishop of Canterbury said his “prayers and the prayers of the people across the Church of England and the nation” were with the Queen.
  • She pulled out of an online meeting of the Privy Council on Wednesday after being advised by doctors to rest.
  • The 96-year-old has ongoing “episodic mobility problems” and has been using a walking stick.
  • She missed the State Opening of Parliament for the first time in 59 years in May. Charles read her speech instead.
  • She was forced to miss some celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee in June, after experiencing discomfort.
  • Buckingham Palace scaled back her “official duties” and had rewritten her duties.
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