Queen Elizabeth II is under medical supervision at her estate in Balmoral, Buckingham Palace announced Thursday morning. There have been growing concerns for the Queen’s health after she was photographed looking increasingly frail while meeting Britain’s new Prime Minister, Liz Trussin Scotland earlier this week.
The monarch has suffered what the palace has described as ”episodic mobility problems“ for some time, but the 96 year old’s health unexpectedly took a turn for the worst on Wednesday when aides canceled a virtual Privy Council meeting that evening to swear in the new prime minister.
The situation is so serious that immediate members of her family have been informed and told to go to Balmoral. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are already at Balmoral a spokesman confirmed to VF.com while the Duke of Cambridge is en route. Princess Anne is said to be there as well, while Prince Edward is on his way.
It is understood the Sussexes, who are in Windsor, were informed of the Queen’s declining health along with immediate family members. It is not known if they will travel to Balmoral today.
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace 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 remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”
Palace aides refused to comment on the Queen’s health further, but it is understood that the Queen, who was showing prominent bruising on her hands when she met Truss this week, has not had a fall.
This is a developing story.