Historian and author Sir Anthony Seldon has said it is “obviously worrying” over Her Majesty’s health as the Royal family travel to Balmoral Castle.
Sir Anthony said, “We don’t know and we shouldn’t speculate what it means, but it’s serious enough for the children and grandchildren to come up by her side.
“We haven’t seen that before, so we know it’s serious.”
He told Sky News that today is “bringing closer that moment and it’s preparing us for what will be a moment of absolute, extraordinary importance.”
He added, that the Queen is the “linchpin that holds the country together … she is the continuity in our nation.
“Lets hope that there’s a long time to go, but it’s preparing us for what will be the day of all days in our history.”
Royal expert Michael Begasse told RTL, “Since the reception of the new British Prime Minister on Tuesday, I too have been worrying a lot about the current state of health of the Queen.
“Especially the blue backs of her hands and the snow-white fingertips were very noticeable.”
He added, “They are watching the Queen around the clock. These are precautionary measures published by the palace because the Queen is, after all, the country’s head of state.
“Only the royal doctors currently know whether new physical complaints have arisen that go beyond the mobility problems so often cited in recent months.”
Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince William travelled to Balmoral to be with the Queen, Clarence House and Kensington Palace said.
Kensington Palace confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge is remaining in Windsor with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Harry and Meghan are also heading to Balmoral Castle, a spokesperson said for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Royal author and historian Sarah Gracewood also told Sky News said the Queen’s health has deteriorated over the past year, but this “has a slightly different feel” and there are several “concerning” signs that the members of the Royal family are all heading to Balmoral.
She added, “I hate to say this but it is not looking very good.
“But I mean, no one knows.”
The former Prime Minister David Cameron said he is “deeply concerned” about the news coming out of Buckingham Palace.
He said, “I send my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at this worrying time.”
Buckingham Palace issued a statement about the Queen’s health, “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.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said he is ‘deeply worried’ by the news from Buckingham Palace.
He tweeted, “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.”
Prime Minister Liz Truss said, “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.”