BBC One suspends ALL regular programmes till 6pm to update on Queens

Sir Lindsay Hoyle gives statement about the Queen

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On Thursday, it was announced doctors were concerned for Queen Elizabeth II as her family travelled to Balmoral to be with her. It has since been confirmed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who were due at an event in London have also travelled to be with the royal.

The news has sparked concern worldwide, and the BBC even cleared its scheduling programme as a result of the announcement.

At midday, the broadcaster cut their schedule short to make way for a news special.

The broadcast was interrupted during Bargain Hunt, as a BBC newsreader said: “Welcome to viewers on BBC One.

“We have had news from Buckingham Palace that the Queen is under medical supervision at Balmoral.”

“It is understood that she is comfortable and that immediate family members have been informed with a course that news that she’s under medical supervision, raising concerns for her health.

“Yesterday she pulled out of a virtual Privy Council after doctors ordered her to rest that was after a very full day on Tuesday.

“We see a picture here from the Queen at Balmoral as she met with the new Prime Minister Liz Truss and invited her then to form a government.

“She’d previously of course met Boris Johnson, so it was a very busy day for the Queen who has largely been out of the public eye.

“We’ve known that she’s had mobility issues for some time.

“And the reason for the meetings with the outgoing and incoming Prime Ministers at Balmoral was because of those mobility concerns for the Queen.”

Buckingham Palace also issued a statement about the Queen’s health, which read: “Following further evaluation this morning, 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 Palace’s statement concluded.

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