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UK’s Queen Elizabeth under medical supervision at Balmoral

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London, Sep 8 (EFE).- The United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II is under medical supervision after doctors said they were concerned for her health, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday.

“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 Palace said in a statement.

The queen, 96, remains “comfortable” at Balmoral Castle, in Scotland, it added.

Elizabeth’s first son Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are with the queen at Balmoral, according to Clarence House, their royal residence.

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has also traveled to the Balmoral in northern Scotland, Kensington Palace said.

UK prime minister Liz Truss said: “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,” she added in a statement posted on her official Twitter account.

Keir Starmer, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, echoed her words, saying: “Along with the rest of the country, I am deeply worried by the news from Buckingham Palace this afternoon.

“My thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time, and I join everyone across the United Kingdom in hoping for her recovery.”

The news comes two days after the Queen formally appointed Truss as the UK’s new prime minister, replacing Boris Johnson following his resignation.

The ceremony was held at Balmoral in a break from decades of tradition as the queen has always appointed prime ministers in Buckingham Palace, London.

Ahead of the official appointment, a royal family spokesman said the queen had remained at Balmoral due to “mobility issues.”

Elizabeth is the longest reigning monarch in British history with over 70 years on the throne.

The queen’s husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died in 2021 aged 99. EFE


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