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LIVE: Royals head to Balmoral amid ‘concern’ for Queen’s health

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he Queen is under medical supervision at Balmoral with doctors concerned for her health, Buckingham Palace has said.

Prince Charles and Camilla are both at the Scottish estate with William, the Duke of Cambridge on his way to be with his grandmother.

The monarch, 96, pulled out of a virtual Privy Council on Wednesday, a day after appointing Liz Truss as PM at her home in the Scottish Highlands.

A Palace spokesperson 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.”

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said the “prayers of the nation” are with the Queen.

Prime Minister Liz Truss said “the whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime” adding “my thoughts – and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time”.

The nation’s longest-reigning monarch has ongoing mobility issues and looked bright but frail and used a walking stick during Tuesday’s historic audience with Ms Truss, which followed a visit from outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson as he tendered his resignation.

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Princess Anne at Balmoral

The Princess Royal is at Balmoral, and the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex are on their way to the Queen’s Scottish home, sources told the PA news agency.

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‘Prayers of the nation are with the Queen’, says Archbishop

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said the “prayers of the nation” are with the Queen.

“My prayers, and the prayers of people across the (Church of England) and the nation, are with Her Majesty The Queen today,” Justin Welby tweeted.

“May God’s presence strengthen and comfort Her Majesty, her family, and those who are caring for her at Balmoral.”

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Former PM ‘deeply concerned’ by news about Queen’s health

Former Conservative prime minister David Cameron said he was “deeply concerned” by the news about the Queen’s health.

“Deeply concerned by the news this afternoon from Buckingham Palace,” he tweeted.

“I send my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this worrying time.”

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