On Thursday, September 8, Buckingham Palace released a statement to announce that worries are abound for Queen Elizabeth'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 message reads. "The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral."
Upon the news, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles went to visit the matriarch, 96, and it's believed Prince William is also en route to her home in Scotland. The update comes one day after she canceled a public engagement.
At the time, the palace explained, "After a full day yesterday, Her Majesty has this afternoon accepted doctors’ advice to rest. This means that the Privy Council meeting that had been due to take place this evening will be rearranged."
The mother-of-four has canceled quite a few appearances this year, including some during the Platinum Jubilee. She also caught the Coronavirus in February, admitting a few months later that diagnosis left her "exhausted."
Though it's unclear if the Queen will step down from the throne anytime soon, royal reporter Richard Mineards revealed on an episode of the podcast "The Firm: Blood, Lies and Royal Succession" that when Charles does take charge, the monarchy will see big changes.
“We're going to have a much more defined, minimal, royal family given the vision of Prince Charles,” he insisted. “And that will not include people like Andrew and Edward. He wants the whole thing trimmed down.”
“So essentially, it'll just be him and his wife Camilla, and then his son William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their children," he said. "And that will be essentially it, because Charles thinks that the British public is not ready for an expanded Royal Family. He realizes that the general feeling is, they don't have the deference to the royal family that they might have had in the last 50 years."
For more on the royal family, listen below to an episode of "The Firm: Blood, Lies and Royal Succession."