Queen of England postpones meeting with new government cabinet

Queen Elizabeth II postponed an online meeting with new ministers after being advised by her doctor to take a break.

“After a day’s work, the Queen this afternoon accepted advice from her doctors that she should rest. This means that the Privy Council meeting scheduled for tonight will be rescheduled.” , Buckingham Palace issued a statement on September 7, announcing the meeting with the new ministers of the Queen of England.

Buckingham Palace gave no further details about the Queen’s health, but said doctors did not advise her to be hospitalized. The Queen continues to stay at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.





Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (left) and new British Prime Minister Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 6.  Photo: AFP.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (left) and new British Prime Minister Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 6. Image: AFP.

During the Privy Council virtual meeting, Ms. Liz Truss will be sworn in as head of the British cabinet as well as witness the new ministers in the government take the oath.

Balmoral Castle is also the location where the Queen of England appointed the new Prime Minister Truss. This is the first time in her 70-year reign that the Queen has appointed a new prime minister in Scotland instead of at Buckingham Palace in London. Mrs. Truss had to travel more than 1,600 km both to and from Balmoral Castle.

Former British foreign secretary Truss took office as Prime Minister on September 6 and launched a major cabinet reshuffle, eliminating many positions in the administration of his predecessor Boris Johnson.

Her cabinet also marked the first time Britain did not have a white man in all four of the most important posts. The group of four key leaders of the British government includes the Prime Minister, the Finance Minister, the Home Secretary and the Foreign Secretary.

Ngoc Anh (Theo Reuters)

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