British monarch Queen Elizabeth II is to be kept "under medical supervision" after doctors became concerned for her health on Thursday.
Buckingham Palace officials issued a statement on Thursday confirming the 96-year-old, who is at her Balmoral residence in Scotland, is suffering from health problems requiring her doctors' intervention. "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 statement reads. "The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral. " The news comes the day after the Queen postponed an online meeting of the Privy Council, during which new Prime Minister Liz Truss would have taken her oath as First Lord of the Treasury, due to medical advice.
Truss and outgoing leader Boris Johnson met the monarch in Balmoral, in Aberdeenshire, on Tuesday as she formally accepted his resignation as Prime Minister and invited the former Foreign Secretary to form a government.
In her own statement following Thursday's news, Truss tweeted that the "whole country" would be "deeply concerned" about the Queen's health. "My thoughts - and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom - are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time," she added.