Elizabeth II’s doctors worried about her health


(London) Concern gripped the UK on Thursday, as Queen Elizabeth II’s doctors said they were “worried” about her health as her family reunited at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she is.

Posted at 7:49 am
Updated at 9:13 am

Germain MOYON
French media agency

Doctors “recommended that she be placed under medical supervision,” Buckingham Palace said Thursday.

The longest-running and immensely popular monarch, whose 70th year of reign in the UK celebrated in June, has seen her health deteriorate from a night in the hospital nearly a year ago, for reasons never specified. She now she rarely appeared in public, her services evoked episodic mobility problems, and she increasingly delegated tasks to her direct heirs, Charles and William.

“Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned about Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that she remain under medical supervision. The Queen continues to feel comfortable and remains in Balmoral,” the palace said. in a short statement.

His family was informed of his condition, the Press Association reported. His heir Charles, 73, arrived with his wife Camilla in Balmoral, where the queen spends the end of the summer every year.

His grandson William, second in line, was expected on the spot.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will also visit Scotland, a spokesperson for the couple said Thursday.

The Queen’s grandson and his wife, who live in the United States, were supposed to attend a charity event in London on Thursday night, but canceled to visit the Queen.

Greetings for healing

In her last public appearance on Tuesday, the Queen formalized Liz Truss’s appointment as Prime Minister, her 15And head of government in 70 years of reign. He had decided to stay at Balmoral instead of returning to London, where he usually switches between prime ministers, due to his health problems.

The footage released by the palace showed the ruler smiling and leaning on a stick, while shaking hands with the new ruler.

“The whole country will be deeply concerned about the news coming out of Buckingham Palace this afternoon,” tweeted Liz Truss. “My thoughts – and those of everyone in the UK – are with her Majesty the Queen and her family.”

Many political leaders have sent their healing wishes to the ruler.

The head of government was speaking in Parliament before the palace reported on the deteriorating state of health of the sovereign. He left the House of Commons after receiving a note.

Longevity record

On Wednesday evening, the palace announced that the queen had postponed an online meeting after her doctors advised her to rest.

Already in May his son Charles had delivered the speech from the throne in Parliament for the first time in his place, one of his essential constitutional functions.

In early June, the British celebrated the 70th anniversary of the reign of Elizabeth II, who is the oldest reigning monarch in the world, for four days. She was almost absent from this platinum jubilee, showing herself only twice briefly on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in front of tens of thousands of people.

A few weeks later, however, she showed up several times for public appearances in Scotland, appearing smiling and holding a cane during an armed forces parade in Edinburgh at the end of June.

The deterioration in the health of the queen, who ascended the throne on February 6, 1952, at the age of 25, after the death of her father George VI, has revived questions about the future of the monarchy.

The institution has been rocked by a series of scandals in recent months: allegations of sexual assault in the United States against son Andrew, who ended it by paying millions of dollars, as well as allegations of racism against the royal family, from his nephew Harry. and his wife Meghan Markle, now settled in California and cold with the rest of the family.

The post-Elizabeth II period promises to be more complicated with Charles, whose popularity is much lower. The British prefer Prince William and his wife Kate.


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