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Queen Elizabeth II under ‘medical supervision’ as health concerns grow

Tuesday was the first time the 96-year-old monarch was seen in weeks when she officially appointed Liz Truss as Britain’s next Prime Minister.

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New Delhi: Queen Elizabeth II will remain under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the Buckingham Palace said Thursday, as concerns over the 96-year-old monarch’s health grew.

While the Queen was “comfortable and at Balmoral”, the Palace said doctors were concerned about her health following further evaluation this morning and have recommended supervision.

Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss, on a Twitter post, shared she was “deeply concerned” by the news and said her thoughts were with the Queen and her family.

Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince William were currently travelling to Balmoral, according to their royal residences Clarence House and Kensington Palace.

The world’s oldest monarch’s other children — Anne, Andrew and Edward — were also at her Scottish residence.

A spokesperson told Reuters that the Sussexes, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, in Britain for a number of events, would also travel to Scotland.

There were renewed fears for the Queen’s health after photos of her officially appointing Liz Truss Britain’s Prime Minister were released, which showed a dark blue bruise on the Queen’s right hand.

The British monarch, who has appointed 14 Prime Ministers over her 70-year reign, has always presided over the ceremonies in Buckingham Palace, London.

This week, when she summoned Truss to Balmoral, marked the first time the Queen appointed a Prime Minister in Scotland. Meeting Truss was also the first time the Queen was seen in weeks.

The Queen is suffering from “episodic mobility problems”, the Mirror quoted royal sources as saying.

The monarch postponed the virtual Privy Council meeting with government advisers this Wednesday, a day after she appointed Truss. The doctors advised her to rest after a “full day yesterday”.

During the proceedings, Truss would have taken oath as First Lord of the Treasury and new cabinet ministers would have been sworn into their roles, and also made privy counsellors if not already appointed as one in the past, SkyNews reported.

Last week too, the Queen had missed the Braemar Gathering in Scotland, which showcases local events.

Also read: Queen Elizabeth II appoints Liz Truss as UK’s new Prime Minister


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