Britain is on excessive alert following the announcement that Queen Elizabeth II was put underneath medical supervision at her Balmoral property in Scotland after her docs expressed considerations about her well being.
Though the world’s longest-reigning monarch, aged 96, has scaled again her royal duties in recent times—together with most just lately her determination to nominate the nation’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss from Balmoral as a substitute of Buckingham Palace, the place such appointments are historically performed—the announcement on the standing of her well being is nonetheless a major improvement. Buckingham Palace doesn’t situation such statements evenly, and the truth that senior members of the royal household, together with the Queen’s speedy successors Prince Charles and Prince William, are gathering at Balmoral to be with the monarch means that the prognosis is extra critical than beforehand identified. Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, introduced that they will even be touring to Scotland to be with the Queen.
The event comes at an already critical political juncture for Britain, which solely days in the past welcomed its 56th prime minister, Truss, to Downing Avenue. The final public image of the Queen was launched following her formal swearing in of Truss to the premiership on Tuesday, the fifteenth such appointment to happen in the course of the Queen’s 70-year reign. (The primary, Winston Churchill, was appointed in 1952). “The entire nation shall be deeply involved by the information from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime,” Truss mentioned in a statement on her Twitter account. Related outpourings of help for the Queen have been issued by British leaders throughout the political spectrum.
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