At the end of yesterday’s post, I shared an update on the Queen’s health, noting that she did not want to attend a virtual Privy Council meeting scheduled for last night. Below, HM Tuesday as he greets new Prime Minister Liz Truss.
This morning we learned that the situation is more serious, as Buckingham Palace released a statement around 7:30 a.m. today.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall traveled to Balmoral by helicopter. The Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex flew together to Aberdeen and arrived at Balmoral.
The Duchess of Cambridge stayed in Windsor with the Cambridge children, who all had their first official day of school today. Princess Anne has been at Balmoral for several days. The Duke of Sussex is also traveling to Balmoral. Below, a quick video from Aberdeen Airport.
The Prime Minister released the following statement on social media.
This is a statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Below, the scene in Parliament shortly after the statement from Buckingham Palace.
Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle interrupted SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford’s speech during the energy debate to tell MPs: “… we send our best wishes to Her Excellency…” pic.twitter.com/CcL5C21Mno
— Royal Family Channel (@RoyalFamilyITNP) September 8, 2022
Broadcasters have been set up for live coverage at Buckingham Palace.
A very quick video by Victoria Murphy.
The heavens opened outside Buckingham Palace this afternoon as we await news of the Queen’s health. pic.twitter.com/OhLuWV4vzd
— Victoria Murphy (@byQueenVic) September 8, 2022
and at Balmoral.
— BBC North East Scotland (@BBCNorthEast) September 8, 2022
The The New York Times Note, “The BBC has suspended regular programming and shifted to continuous news coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s deteriorating health.” Here are some links to live coverage:
I will update this post as the situation develops.