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Concern for the Queen's health as Buckingham Palace issues new statement: Live updates

The 96-year-old monarch remains at Balmoral


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Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
Updated: 8 September 2022
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Buckingham Palace has released a statement regarding the Queen's ongoing health concerns.

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An official statement shared on Thursday confirmed: "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 Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral."

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Shortly before 4pm, an aircraft carrying members of the royal family landed at Aberdeen. The passengers on board included Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Sophie Wessex and the Duke of Cambridge.

Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, are already by the Queen's side having left from Dumfries House where they were staying. Princess Anne is also with her mother.

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Princes William, Andrew, Edward and Sophie Wessex arrive at Balmoral

It is understood that Prince Harry is making his own way to Balmoral separately but has been in co-ordination with other family members. Meghan Markle is not thought to be travelling with her husband. It is understood she will remain in London, but will not attend the WellChild Awards.

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The Queen 'under medical supervision' at Balmoral with doctors concerned for health

The new Prime Minister Liz Truss has released a statement in light of the news, saying: "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."

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Buckingham Palace has released a new statement regarding the Queen's health

Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle, meanwhile, told MPs: "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."

It comes after the monarch was forced to delay a virtual meeting of the Privy Council on Wednesday on medical grounds.

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She "remains comfortable and at Balmoral"

The 96-year-old royal had a busy day on Tuesday during which she accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson before appointing Liz Truss as his successor.

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In a statement, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "After a full day yesterday, Her Majesty has this afternoon accepted doctors' advice to rest. This means that the Privy Council meeting that had been due to take place this evening will be rearranged."

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The Queen was pictured on Tuesday meeting Liz Truss

The Queen was seen for the first time in public this week when she appeared in photographs with Mrs Truss.

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Royal fans were delighted to see the monarch, who appeared happy and in good health – despite the use of a walking stick. Some did express concern about the significant bruising on her hands.

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Her family have travelled to Balmoral to be with her

"It's great to see Her Majesty again, it's been too long!" one fan enthused, while a second added: "So much [love] for the Queen!"

"God bless the Queen!" said a third, while a fourth wrote on Twitter: "She's so sweet. She's literally not just The Queen, but an angel."

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