Political leaders and celebrities have been sending their best wishes to the Queen as members of the royal family gather in Balmoral amid fears for her health.
An official statement released by Buckingham Palace on Thursday morning 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.”
Public figures from around the world have been sending messages of support on social media.
Liz Truss, who visited Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral on Tuesday as she was declared the new prime minister, tweeted: “The whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime. My thoughts – and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time.”
Labour leader Keir Starmer wrote: “Along with the rest of the country, I am deeply worried by the news from Buckingham Palace this afternoon. My thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time, and I join everyone across the United Kingdom in hoping for her recovery.”