The end of an era may be near, ladies and gentlemen, as Buckingham Palace appears to suggest that all is not well with Queen Elizabeth.
The Queen, one of the last monarchs in the world, just oversaw the appointment of a new prime minister earlier this week, and, at 96 years of age, it was a rare appearance by the longtime symbolic leader.
On Thursday, however, things appeared to have taken a turn.
Queen Elizabeth II, 96, is “under medical supervision” at her Scottish estate due to doctors being “concerned” for her health, Buckingham Palace has revealed.
“Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision,” Buckingham Palace announced in a brief statement.
And then, grimly:
“The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral,” they added.
The inclusion of the term “comfortable” was a red flag for many, who believe that the Queen may now be traveling a well-managed off-ramp from this earthly plane.
Many of the Royals, now scattered across Europe and the world, began making hasty travel back to Great Britain on account of the news.