No plans for Liz Truss to travel to Balmoral as Royal Family visit Queen amid health fears – Downing Street

No plans for Liz Truss to travel to Balmoral as Royal Family visit Queen amid health fears – Downing Street
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Aden-Jay Wood

By Aden-Jay Wood

Published: 08/09/2022

- 16:29

Updated: 14/02/2023

- 10:19

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said the decision is for the Commons Speaker

There are no plans for the Prime Minister to travel to Scotland on Thursday or Friday, Downing Street said.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman also said he could not give any updates on the Queen’s health or whether Liz Truss has been in touch with the Palace.

“The Prime Minister is working from Downing Street this afternoon in a series of meetings,” he said.

“As is standard, I wouldn’t get into any contact certainly between the Prime Minister and the Palace.”

New British Prime Minister Liz Truss delivers a speech outside Downing Street, in London, Britain September 6, 2022. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Liz Truss

Asked if there were any plans for the PM to travel to Scotland on Thursday or Friday, he said: “No.”

Downing Street also said it is not aware of any changes to business in the House of Commons on Friday.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said this would be a matter for the Speaker.

Asked if the plan is still to go ahead with the business of the House on Friday, he said: “That’s a decision for the Speaker, fundamentally, but I’m not aware of any change.”

It comes after members of the Royal Family have travelled to Balmoral to visit the Queen after a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said doctors were “concerned” for her health.

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The spokesperson said: “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.”

A flight containing members of the royal family has landed at Aberdeen Airport ahead of their anticipated arrival at Balmoral.

Royal Air Force flight KRF23R took off from RAF Northolt in South Ruislip, west London, at 2.39pm, according to flight tracking website

The Dassault Falcon landed at the Scottish airport at 3.50pm.

The RAF plane was carrying the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

While it is understood the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their way to Balmoral.

Earlier on Thursday, 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.”

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