QUESTIONS have been raised about how the Queen is doing after missing several public engagements.
However, on September 6, 2022, she was pictured welcoming the new Prime Minister, Liz Truss. Here’s what we know about her health.
How is the queen?
Buckingham Palace released a statement on September 8, 2022 saying the Queen was under “medical supervision” at Balmoral.
The statement read: “Following further examinations this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that she remain under medical supervision.
“The Queen stays comfortable and on Balmoral.”
It comes after The Queen canceled a number of scheduled appearances, including attending the Highland Games on September 3, 2022.
Prince Charles was seen with his wife Camilla enjoying the event in Scotland while the Queen stayed at her Balmoral estate.
This is the first time in her 70-year reign that the 96-year-old monarch has missed the event.
A royal source said: “The decision was made for the good of the Queen.”
She did not appear at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in July and August as Charles and Camilla attended the opening ceremony and Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Prince William, Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte enjoyed events throughout the fortnight.
In June 2022, Her Majesty missed several scheduled events for her Platinum Jubilee but was seen enjoying the drive-by from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Ongoing mobility issues have resulted in the Queen using a walking stick more frequently and withdrawing from several important events.
It has been reported that people close to Her Majesty are becoming more mindful of her needs to ensure she can customize her dairy to enable her to carry out her royal duties.
What health problems did the Queen have?
The Queen is not known to suffer from any major health problems and only occasionally withdrew from engagements during her reign due to illness.
However, the monarch was forced to sit out major engagements in 2022 due to mobility issues that affected her back, knees and hips.
In October 2021, The Sun revealed the Queen had spent a night in hospital for tests after canceling a two-day visit to Northern Ireland.
She then suspended appearances at the COP26 summit in Glasgow on medical advice.
In November 2021, she missed a wreath-laying ceremony at the cenotaph after suffering a back sprain.
The Queen used a walking stick and needed her son Prince Andrew to help her into Westminster Abbey in April 2022.
She attended a Thanksgiving ceremony for her late husband Prince Philip.
She also had a Covid-related health scare in February 2022 when she tested positive for the virus but had only “mild cold-like symptoms”.
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In May 2022, the Queen missed the State Opening of Parliament for the first time in 59 years.
In a statement, the Palace said: “The Queen continues to suffer from episodic mobility issues and, in consultation with her doctors, has reluctantly decided that she will not attend the State Opening of Parliament tomorrow.”
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Where is the Queen today?
The Queen is at her estate in Balmoral, Scotland.
She met the new Prime Minister Liz Truss on Tuesday 6 September 2022.
This historic audience, known as the Kissing Hands, traditionally takes place at Buckingham Palace.
However, due to an “episodic mobility issue”, the 96-year-old monarch remains in Balmoral.
Some reports suggest the decision was made to prevent last-minute changes should the Queen’s mobility problems worsen closer to the time.
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