London : Queen Elizabeth II’s doctors have expressed their concern for her health and have adviced her to remain under medical supervision, the Buckingham Palace said on Thursday.
The announcement came a day after the 96-year-old monarch cancelled a meeting of her Privy Council.
The Queen has been facing health issues since October last year and is having difficulties walking and standing since then.
The palace has assured that the queen is “comfortable” and remains at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she has spent the summer.
However, media reports suggest that The palace’s statement about the queen’s health is highly unusual. several reports have claimed that moments before the palace’s announcement, notes were passed to Prime Minister Liz Truss and senior members of her team in parliament, prompting them to leave the chamber.
Soon after the announcement, British 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 wrote on Twitter.
Liz Truss had met the Queen on Tuesday at the Balmoral estate in Scotland when she was appointed Britain’s prime minister.
Heir to the throne Prince Charles and Prince Andrew have reached Scotland after the announcement