Palace doctors are concerned for Queen Elizabeth II‘s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision.
Buckingham Palace released a statement on Thursday, which said: “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 is resting at Balmoral Castle where she remains comfortable, the palace said.
BBC One has suspended regular programming following the announcement about the Queen’s health.
Bargain Hunt was interrupted to broadcast the statement from Buckingham Palace advising the public of palace doctors’ concern for the Queen’s health.
Presenter Huw Edwards has been anchoring in a black suit, white shirt and black tie, per the BBC’s dress code to announce the death of a member of the Royal Family.
BBC has suspended regular programming until 6pm pic.twitter.com/RnAUkjnFKP
— Pippa Crerar (@PippaCrerar) September 8, 2022
Anne, Princess Royal has arrived at Balmoral and Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, the Countess of Wessex and Prince Andrew, Duke of York are travelling to be with the Queen.
The Queen’s grandsons Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex are also travelling to Scotland, as well as Megan, the Duchess of Sussex.
NEW: Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are travelling to Balmoral Castle. They were supposed to be doing a charity event in London this evening.
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) September 8, 2022
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.
— Liz Truss (@trussliz) September 8, 2022
The news comes after the 96-year-old postponed a virtual privy council meeting on Wednesday after doctors advised her to rest.
More to come.