According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen is under medical supervision at Balmoral because doctors were concerned about her health.
Buckingham Palace, Thursday Statement issued at 12:32 p.m. “Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned about Her Majesty’s health and have advised her to remain under medical supervision.”
The palace added that the Queen, who turned 96 this year, is still “comfortable” and at her home in the Scottish Highlands, Balmoral.
Members of the royal family have been notified and are traveling to Scotland.
The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles), the Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla) and the Princess Royal (Princess Anne) are at Balmoral.
The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William), the Duke of York (Prince Andrew), the Earl (Prince Edward) and the Countess of Wessex (Sophie) are either at the Queen’s bedside or traveling with her.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) are also headed to Scotland.
ITV Royal editor Chris Ship said in the following post: twitter“This is a serious situation.”
BBC One has suspended all programming until 6pm to cover the Queen’s health. BBC royal correspondent Johnny Dimond Said The news was meant to be “a degree of seriousness never seen before.”
“The wording of the statement that the Queen’s doctors are concerned about her health and that she remains under medical supervision, and the move to Balmoral, the Queen’s most serious member of the royal family, all make this clear. “I am concerned about the health of the 96-year-old Queen,” Dimond said.
“We are unable to get any definite information from the palace as they have not disclosed details of the health status of senior members of the royal family,” he added.
The Queen has ongoing mobility problems and used a walking stick during her September 6 audience with Prime Minister Liz Truss.
“The whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunch break,” Truss said, adding: “My thoughts, and those of people across the UK, are with Her Majesty the Queen and her family at this time.” added.
Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee to mark her 70th anniversary on the throne.
PA Media contributed to this report.