The news is not reassuring at all … This Thursday, September 8, the royal family is at the bedside of Elizabeth II. After Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William has joined his grandmother in a “worrying” state according to his doctors. Even Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are making the trip. Like the Prince of Wales, the three other children of His Majesty go as soon as possible to Balmoral, in Scotland. Thus, Princess Anne, and Princes Edward and Andrew have taken the path of the royal residence, as reported by the BBC. Across the Channel, the concern is immense. “Something bad may be happening,” said former BBC royal correspondent Richard Sumner.
“I think judging by the careful wording of the palace, maybe something serious is going on here,” added the British Crown specialist. As a reminder, Bukingham’s press release was published at the beginning of the afternoon. “Following a further assessment this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that she remain under medical supervision. The Queen continues to feel comfortable and at Balmoral,” wrote the Palace, which is usually much more succinct in its formulas. If almost all the members of the British royal family are on the way, Kate Middleton is not on the road. The Duchess of Cambridge stayed in Windsor as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis experience their first day at their new school.
Elizabeth II: this cancellation which makes us fear the worst
As soon as the palace statement was published, dozens of Britons gathered outside the gates of Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire. Also according to the BBC, the traditional ceremony of the Changing of the Guard, which was to take place in front of Buckingham Palace this Friday, September 9 in the morning. “It’s a family moment, but it’s also a very important moment not only for the nation but also for the Commonwealth,” the Queen’s former press secretary, Dickie Arbiter, reacted to World at One. BBC. The statement is unprecedented, so we have never been over prepared for this moment before. If there’s anything to say, Buckingham Palace will say it – but there won’t be constant updates, that’s something they don’t do.”
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