BBC Suspends Regular Schedule. Parliament Reacts as Fear For Queen's Health Grows

Queen Elizabeth II under medical supervision

This is how Britain reacts after Buckingham Palace released an official statement regarding Queen Elizabeth II's health this morning. However, the palace spokesperson assured the public "The Queen is comfortable" in Balmoral.

As doctors put Her Majesty under medical supervision at her Balmoral residence, her children, in-laws, and grandsons, rushed to Balmoral estate to be at her side.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall rushed to Balmoral after receiving the news from Her Majesty's doctors.

Prince Andrew travels with his brother, Prince Edward, and sister-in-law, Sophie, the Countess of Wessex. Their only sister, Princess Anne was already in Balmoral for a series of engagements since last week.

Queen Elizabeth II under medical supervision
Queen Elizabeth II in Balmoral on Tuesday, Sept 6

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, is on his way to the Queen's Scottish estate, while his brother, Prince Harry, are traveling to Scotland from Germany to be with the Queen, their spokesperson has confirmed.

The Duchess of Cambridge will remain in Berkshire as Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are just starting school at Lambrook.

Update: Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex decide to stay behind in London. Only Prince Harry joined his family in Scotland.

Plane carrying the members of the Royal Family arrived in Scotland

BBC One Suspends regular programming

BBC One suspends all regular programming until at least 6pm today. The Corporation made the drastic decision to cut off its regular broadcasts on BBC One in light of the news about Her Majesty's health.  

It comes as Bargain Hunt suddenly switched to BBC News at around 12.40pm on Thursday. The show was dramatically interrupted to inform viewers that "doctors are concerned" about the Queen's health.

The Queen was advised to rest by her doctors following her meeting with outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson and incoming Prime Minister, Liz Truss, in Balmoral on Tuesday, September 6.

Queen Elizabeth II's health raises concern
Crowds gathered outside Balmoral estate

The Parliament Reacts on Queen's health

Newly appointed British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, was on the front bench of the Commons when she received the concerning news about the Queen's health.

Before the official statement of Buckingham Palace about Her Majesty's health was made public, Liz Truss unveiled her energy plan to MPs.

The initial indication that something was wrong came as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Nadhim Zahawi, came into the Chamber, sat down next to the Prime Minister and began urgently speaking to her while she was listening to Labor leader, Sir Keir Starmer's response to her energy statement.

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Crowds outside Buckingham Palace today

Sir Keir, too, was passed a note by his deputy Angela Rayner, with Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle also handed a piece of paper updating him about the developing situation.

The Speaker later interrupted the speech of SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford to tell MPs: "I know I speak on behalf of the entire House when I say that we send our best wishes to Her Majesty the Queen and that she and the royal family are in our thoughts and prayers at this moment". He added: "If there is anything else, we will update the House accordingly"

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, tweeted his prayers for the 96-year-old monarch. "My prayers, and the prayers of people across the (Church of England) and the nation, are with Her Majesty The Queen today".

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

Queen has lost of her "rock and strength"

Royal analysts said that Queen Elizabeth II's health rapidly declined following the death of her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on April 9, 2021. 

Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth during their honeymoon, 1947

The Duke of Edinburgh and The Queen celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary, in 2007

After Prince Philip passed away, many royal observers noticed that "Her Majesty was never the same again". She became increasingly frail.

The Queen has been very vocal in saying that Prince Philip was her "rock and strength". And the only man she can depend on for support.

Losing him to illness at the age of 99 feels like losing her "rock, strength and best friend". And she looked so different ever since Prince Philip passed away. 

We will closely monitor this developing story. Praying for The Queen's health. 

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