Moment Nadhim Zahawi passed a note to Liz Truss about the Queen’s health when she revealed her energy plan to the House of Commons before Keir Starmer was also told by Angela Rayner
- Buckingham Palace has announced that the 96-year-old monarch is under medical supervision
- Sir Lindsay Hoyle interrupted the debate to inform MPs about developments earlier
- Mr Zahawi was seen briefing the Prime Minister on the front seat for several minutes
- He was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster earlier this week
This is when Nadhim Zahawi passed a note to Liz Truss about concerns about the Queen’s health in the House of Commons.
The prime minister had her energy plan just minutes before news that the monarch was under medical supervision was announced to MPs.
Mr Zahawi, who was just this week appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster – the portfolio of land, property and assets held by the Queen, was tasked with briefing the Prime Minister and saw her briefing in the front seat for several minutes before he the room.
Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer was also briefed on the developments by his deputy Angela Rayner.
The Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, told MPs: “I know I speak for the whole House when I say that we send Her Majesty the Queen our best wishes and that she and the Royal Family are currently in our thoughts and prayers. ‘
Buckingham Palace made the announcement earlier this afternoon, when Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince William rushed to Balmoral to be with her.
The Queen waits in the drawing room before receiving Liz Truss for an audience in Balmoral, Scotland, on Tuesday. Today she is under the supervision of doctors over health concerns
Mr Zahawi, who was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster just this week, the portfolio of land, property and assets held by the Queen, was tasked with briefing the Prime Minister and saw her briefing in the front seat for several minutes before he left
Her Majesty is in her Scottish home (pictured today) and is described by her staff as ‘comfortable’
Her Majesty’s immediate family members have been informed of the downturn, which has sent her two main heirs to bed amid mounting fears for the monarch’s well-being.
A royal spokesman said: “Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned about Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and in Balmoral.’
Ms Truss said ‘the whole country will be deeply concerned about the news of Buckingham Palace this lunchtime’ and added: ‘My thoughts – and the thoughts of people across our UK – are with Her Majesty The Queen at the moment. and her family’.
Yesterday, on a doctor’s advice, the Queen had to postpone a meeting of the Privy Council at the last minute. After a busy day on Tuesday greeting both Boris Johnson and Liz Truss at Balmoral, as well as taking on other light duties, the 96-year-old monarch has been told to rest.
And today Buckingham Palace revealed that doctors have been brought to Balmoral this morning following concerns.
She was supposed to hold the Privy Council last night, during which the new Prime Minister would take her oath as First Lord of the Treasury, and the Cabinet ministers would be sworn into their roles and appointed as privy counselors, as they had not already been appointed finance minister. one in the past.