On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II made royal history as she met with newly appointed Prime Minister, Liz Truss alongside outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Balmoral castle, Scotland.
Queen Elizabeth has ushered in 15 Prime Ministers and this is the first time in Her Majesty’s 70-year reign where she meets a newly appointed Prime Minister for the first time outside of Buckingham Palace in London.
In a statement from Buckingham Palace released today, it is now known that the Queen of England is under medical supervision. The statement reports that “The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision”.
Less than 24 hours before this announcement, the Queen had canceled a meeting with the Privy council, her formal body of advisers, which includes Britain’s new leader, Liz Truss after being advised by doctors to rest.
Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and his wife, Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla have traveled down to Balmoral. Prince William is also making the journey to Scotland.
Liz Truss in a tweet expressed her thoughts in a tweet which reads: “The whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime,” Truss said on Twitter. “My thoughts — and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom — are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time.”
The proceedings at the British Parliament were interrupted by the House of Commons Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, to break the news to the lawmakers. He said “I know I speak on behalf of the entire House when I say that we send our best wishes to Her Majesty the Queen and that she and the royal family are in our thoughts and prayers at this moment”.
The queen has canceled several events this year including the ceremonial State Opening of Parliament because of what Buckingham Palace has called “episodic mobility issues.”
She also broke with decades of tradition at the opening of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, when she did not take the salute from parading military members at the Horse Guards Parade. Instead, she received a salute from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Earlier this month, she did not attend the Braemar Highland Gathering, a traditional sporting event in Scotland that she had attended every year since she ascended to the throne in 1952.
In October, the queen spent a night in London’s King Edward VII’s Hospital and was later advised by doctors to rest.