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An Update on the Queen’s Health

An Update on the Queen’s Health

UPDATE 1:30pm: It is with profound sadness I share the following from Buckingham Palace. 

I will start a live blog shortly. Below, content from the post published earlier today. 


At the end of yesterday’s post, I shared an update on the Queen’s health, noting that she was not up to participating in a virtual Privy Council meeting scheduled for last night. Below, HM on Tuesday as she greeted new Prime Minister Liz Truss.

This morning we learned that the situation is more serious, as Buckingham Palace released a statement today around 7:30am EDT.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall traveled to Balmoral by helicopter. The Duke of Cambridge, Duke of York, and Earl and Countess of Wessex flew to Aberdeen together and have arrived at Balmoral. 

The Duchess of Cambridge has stayed in Windsor with the Cambridge children, all of whom 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 at Parliament shortly after the Buckingham Palace statement. 

Broadcasters are set up for live coverage at Buckingham Palace. 

A very quick video from Victoria Murphy. 

And at Balmoral. 

The New York Times notes, “The BBC has suspended regular programming and shifted to continuous news coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s deteriorating health.” Here are some links for live coverage: 

I will update this post as the situation develops. 


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Thursday 15th of September 2022

Such a huge piece of news and so hard to take in. After the initial shock and pain I have moved towards feeling that the Queen had more than fulfilled her duty to this country and was some way overdue for a thorough rest. I can only add, Job well done, Ma'am.


Sunday 11th of September 2022

.. I just wanted to say how RADIANT I think the Queen looks in this, what turns out to be her 'final' photographic portrait! ! her smile is just a beam of pure joy!

I read a few peoples' comments on the internet about this picture.. wondering why on earth the queen would be 'carrying her pocketbook' ? on such an occasion- since she was indoors, with no plans to leave the (cozy looking!) room..

I say.. we all learned why! at the Jubilee: she is carrying that marmalade sandwich!!! (-:


Thursday 8th of September 2022

Elizabeth the Great was everything we needed and wanted in a leader. During the pandemic, I was so impressed with her ability to say just the right thing in just the right way. She could be so encouraging and comforting while managing to stay truly "neutral" on potentially heated topics. I have never mourned for an American president like I am for her. She was a remarkable woman, and her duty and sacrifice set an example for us all. I can't believe she's gone.


Thursday 8th of September 2022

So saddened to wake to this news. The Queen's family is in my thoughts, especially the great-grandchildren. One can only imagine their sorrow at this moment. The end of a such an extraordinary era.


Thursday 8th of September 2022

Her devotion to the country was unfailing.

(May I suggest that in mark of respect to HM that you disable the Google ads that are popping up on this page? Some are particularly inappropriate on a page honoring the Queen.)

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