News of Queen Elizabeth’s ill health dominates the news in the UK. Messages of support pour in and the media changes their reporting regularly. The country is collectively holding its breath over the condition of the 96-year-old monarch.
Excitement It began with a short press release from Buckingham Palace at noon. “The Queen’s physicians are concerned about Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that she remain under medical supervision.” They added that she is “at ease” at her home in Balmoral, Scotland.
This is how the British media shared the news about the Queen’s health:
British media: “This statement about the Queen has been released.”
Although it was only a brief announcement with few specific details, the fact that the Queen’s health has been reported at all is big news. The palace is never generous with health information on the Queen and often only communicates if an explanation must be given for a cancellation.
In addition, the addition that doctors are interested in is seen as important. Previous updates basically confirmed that it had to do with the usual mobility issues an older person can have.
Note: the Prime Minister concerned
It was also remarkable that the new Prime Minister Truss and opposition leader Sturmer immediately responded with concern. “This afternoon, the whole country is deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace,” Truss said. “My thoughts and those of everyone in the UK are with Her Majesty the Queen and her family.”
“I join everyone in the UK who is hoping for a recovery,” Starmer said. “Like the rest of the country, I am deeply concerned about the news.”
The British sympathize with their queen:
The English sympathize with Queen Elizabeth: I hope she gets better soon
The Prime Ministers of Scotland and Wales also expressed their support. The Archbishop of Canterbury said we should pray for the Queen and all who care for her. As the spiritual leader of the Anglican Church, he has a close relationship with Elizabeth, who heads the church as the British monarch.
After struggling advertising, the BBC soon canceled Channel One’s regular coverage. Among other things, a live image of Balmoral Gate was transmitted, although nothing could be seen there. Now the first interested parties and journalists have arrived there.
One of the presenters said he wanted to ask questions about the Queen’s health “respectfully and delicately”. According to a reporter, there is no reason for unnecessary speculation. “The facts speak for themselves.”
The channel reported that all four of the Queen’s children were on their way to the country residence. According to the correspondent of the royal family, this also underscores the seriousness of the developments.
Meanwhile, The Sun wrote, addressing the Queen: “Get some rest, madam.” It was disturbing, the paper agreed, that her children and grandson William would run to the King. “Concern about her health is growing.”
At Buckingham Palace, where it was otherwise quiet, a sign was posted indicating that the ceremonial changing of the guard would not take place today.
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