Could the world be braced for more sad news when it comes to the Queen’s ailing health? The world wished Queen Elizabeth II well on September 8 as Buckingham Palace issued a statement on how the monarch is doing. The statement read: “Following further checks this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains safe and is in Balmoral.”
It has since been confirmed that the Queen’s family is rushing to be by her side. Her family members, including next in line to the throne, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were with her when she took a turn for the worse, while her other three children, as well as Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were reported to be on their way make into a Scottish castle, as confirmed by BBC News.
Buckingham Palace has not made any further public statements since, although Britain’s Prime Minister Liz Truss spoke out in a statement that has more people extremely concerned about Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.
Liz Truss shared her thoughts on the Queen’s ailing health
Liz Truss, who became Britain’s Prime Minister just two days before Buckingham Palace spoke about Queen Elizabeth II’s health, took to Twitter to address the situation and had some concerns that more sad news could be on the way. “The whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this afternoon,” she tweeted, possibly hinting at more breaking news to come or referencing Buckingham Palace’s earlier statement. “My thoughts – and the thoughts of the people of our UK – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time.”
Especially when the Queen eventually dies, the Prime Minister will be one of the first to know. There is a strict protocol for the death of a monarch called Operation London Bridge, with Daily Mail reporting leaked documents showing the Prime Minister will be the first outside Buckingham Palace to know and will be notified by phone call.
Truss’ comments about the Queen came just two days after Truss met the Queen after becoming the new Prime Minister after Boris Johnson left 10 Downing Street. The Queen was then due to attend a meeting with Truss on September 7, but Buckingham Palace confirmed this had been rearranged. “After a busy day yesterday, Her Majesty this afternoon accepted the doctors’ advice to rest,” a statement read, per Reuters, just hours before her family rushed to her.