Buckingham Palace announced Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II is under medical care at her Scottish summer house after physicians expressed worries about the 96-year-old monarch’s health.
After a busy day on Tuesday, during which she formally invited Liz Truss to become Britain’s prime minister, the palace said that the queen would be resting and would not be holding a virtual meeting of her Privy Council.
Speaking anonymously per protocol, a royal official stated, “Following additional evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have suggested she remain under medical monitoring.” They say, “The Queen is still at Balmoral and in good spirits.”
The palace has been tight-lipped regarding the queen’s health, but alarming developments suggest it may be severe. Family members postponed other commitments to make the trip to the Highlands after they learned about Elizabeth’s condition. A Cabinet minister interrupted Truss during a discussion in the House of Commons to tell her.
As the queen spent her summer in Scotland at Balmoral Castle, she was joined by her heir apparent, Prince Charles, his wife Camilla, and their sister Princess Anne. The royal family flew to Scotland. William, Charles’ eldest son, was traveling to Balmoral with his family, including his brother Harry and his wife, Meghan.
The UK government has a plan in place called “Operation London Bridge” which is the response to Queen Elizabeth’s death. The code phrase “London Bridge is down” will be immediately sent out, shops shut down, and citizens sent home from work to begin 12 days of national mourning. pic.twitter.com/8Mkh7PP4EK
— WTF Facts (@mrwtffacts) September 8, 2022
Only three months have passed since the people of Britain took time out of their busy schedules over a long holiday weekend to commemorate the queen’s 70th year on the throne, and now the House of Windsor is getting together to do it all over again. During the four days of celebrations, thousands of shouting, flag-waving admirers packed the streets around Buckingham Royal. Still, the queen made only two brief appearances on the palace balcony to wave to her citizens.
As she has recovered from COVID-19, begun using a cane, and had difficulty getting around, Elizabeth has progressively delegated her responsibilities to Charles and other royal family members in recent months.
Truss tweeted that whatever comes out of Buckingham Palace at midday would cause widespread anxiety. I know that the people of the United Kingdom as a whole are thinking of Her Majesty the Queen and their family.
Truss was joined in his worry by politicians from all sides of the aisle, and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby assured the queen that she had the “prayers of the nation” behind her. After her father’s death on February 6, 1952, Elizabeth became the monarch of the United Kingdom.
She has been a symbol of continuity for the country as it has adjusted to the decline of imperial power, the rise of the information age, and the massive influx of immigrants that has resulted in a genuinely multiethnic populace.
On Tuesday, she showed that resolve as she presided over the ceremonial power transfer from Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Truss. This act followed the centuries-old protocol of the British monarchy.
Since the beginning of her reign, the Queen of Great Britain has made countless public visits to celebrate the opening of libraries, hospitals, and other institutions and bestow awards upon worthy citizens.
Deborah Langton, 67, a semi-retired translator, stated outside of Buckingham Palace, “I have no information of precisely her health condition, but I get the idea, somehow, we might be being prepped for anything.” And if that is the conclusion, I think many people will be disappointed.
🚨| Queen Elizabeth reveals that she has fully made peace with her death after listening to @TheWeeknd’s ‘Dawn FM’:
“It gave me a new perspective on life. Thanks to Abel I can now feel safe passing into the void while dancing to disco…I even found out I have a choking kink.” pic.twitter.com/ThNgTJznhf
— Astroboy 🌎 SAW ABEL 8/27 (@untouchabelxo) September 8, 2022
On her 21st birthday, Elizabeth famously pledged her “whole life” to serve Britain and the Commonwealth. Therefore, she has no plans to step down. On Wednesday, she released a statement after at least 10 people were killed in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, saying, “I mourn with all Canadians at this awful time.”
Prince Philip’s death in April of last year served as a sobering reminder that the reign of the only monarch most Britons had ever known was short-lived. For public health reasons, only thirty people were allowed to attend the queen’s husband’s burial, so she was left to grieve alone behind a black face mask.
Images of Elizabeth’s transformation from a young queen in a crown and diamonds into a kind of global grandma known for her omnipresent handbag and love of horses and corgis formed the undercurrent of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Charles took center stage as a stand-in for his mom and showed everyone he was ready to assume her role. On the first day of the jubilee, he reviewed the troops in a parade while dressed in a red tunic and a bearskin headgear. The following day, he attended a service of gratitude in honor of the queen in St. Paul’s Cathedral, where he was the last person to enter the building.
He paid homage to the woman he called “Your Majesty, Mummy” in front of Buckingham Palace at a concert attended by many famous people. On Thursday, however, all eyes in the country were on the queen as the BBC shifted to continuous coverage of the monarch’s health.
A 32-year-old Londoner named Kristian Ctylok described the situation as “quite sad.” She’s been weak for a while, so I think half the country is ready for it. True, nobody foresaw this happening, but I guess we should have seen it coming. In that case, let’s keep our fingers crossed that things aren’t as dire as they appear.
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