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Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch, Dies At 96

Queen Elizabeth II Health Live Updates:Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's Longest Reigning Monarch, Dies At 96

Queen Elizabeth II has been affected by persistent health problems since October last year. (File)

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Apprehensions grew today over Queen Elizabeth II’s well-being after Buckingham Palace said her doctors were “concerned” for her health and advised that she remain under supervision.

The monarch has been affected by persistent health problems since October last year that left her with difficulties walking and standing.

On Wednesday, she pulled out of a planned meeting with her senior political advisors, after being told to rest.

“Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

The previous day she held audiences at her Scottish Highlands retreat, Balmoral, with outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson and appointed his successor, Liz Truss.

Here are the LIVE updates on Queen Elizabeth II’s health status:

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Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest serving monarch, has died at 96. She reigned for 70 years.

The royal family – the Queen’s son and heir Prince Charles, grandsons William and Harry and their families – have gathered at her Balmoral retreat in the Scottish highlands, where she spent her last days. Read here.

Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96.

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen today praised Queen Elizabeth II as a symbol of Europe’s shared history and offered “thoughts and prayers” for the monarch, AFP reported.

US President Joe Biden told British Prime Minister Liz Truss today that his thoughts are with the Queen andd her family.

A car carrying Princes Edward, Andrew and William has reached Balmoral Castle.

Prince Harry is travelling to Balmoral alone, according to reports. 

Crowds gather outside Buckingham Palace waiting anxiously for any updates on Queen Elizabeth’s health.

Plane Carrying Royal Household Members In Aberdeen
The plane that has landed in Aberdeen is carrying the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, reports BBC.

Plane Carrying Royal Household Members Lands In Aberdeen

A plane carrying seven members of the Royal Family has landed at Aberdeen airport.

It’s not known who exactly is on the flight from RAF Northolt.

Aberdeen airport is about an hour’s drive from Balmoral.

Queen Elizabeth II has been dogged by health problems since spending a night in hospital last October. Read here.
Royal Family Gather As Queen Elizabeth’s Doctors Express Concerns Over Health

Queen Elizabeth II’s closest family travelled to join the 96-year-old monarch on Thursday after doctors placed her under medical supervision, prompting concern from British political and religious leaders, AFP reported.

Britain’s longest-serving monarch has been dogged by health problems since last October that have left her struggling to walk and stand.

All her children — heir to the throne Prince Charles, 73, Princess Anne, 72, Prince Andrew, 62, and Prince Edward, 58, were either at or heading to join her at the Balmoral royal estate in Scotland, aides said.

Also heading to Balmoral was Charles’s elder son Prince William along with his younger son Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, who have been on a rare visit to Britain after abandoning royal life to move to the United States.

Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, is now with Queen Elizabeth after she was placed under medical supervision, the BBC reported on Thursday. Read here.

Fears grew on Thursday for Queen Elizabeth II after Buckingham Palace said her doctors were “concerned” for her health and recommended that she remain under medical supervision. Read here.

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