Liz Truss has said the entire country will be “deeply concerned” by the news that the Queen has been put under medical supervision at Balmoral as messages of support flood in from across the world.
The Prime Minister said “my thoughts – and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family”.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement this afternoon that 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 statement said.
Memebrs of the Royal Family have travelled to Scotland to be at the Queen’s side, including Princes Charles, William and Andrew.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are also on their way to Balmoral.
Truss and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer were told about the news shortly after the Prime Minister announced her landmark energy plan today.
The mood in the House of Commons turned notably sombre as the news made its way around the chamber.
Starmer said he was “deeply worried by the news from Buckingham Palace this afternoon”.
“My thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time, and I join everyone across the United Kingdom in hoping for her recovery,” he said.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said “all of us are feeling profoundly concerned at reports of Her Majesty’s health”.
“My thoughts and wishes are with the Queen and all of the Royal Family at this time,” she said.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said “we’re wishing her well, and sending our best to the Royal Family”.