Following new worries about the Queen’s health, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry canceled their Thursday engagement at the WellChild Awards in London.
The couple was scheduled to appear later this evening as part of their European tour to honor the most inspirational children and teenagers who are presently battling serious or complex medical conditions. Harry has supported the organization as a patron since 2007 and always makes an impactful speech during the ceremony.
The Duke of Sussex stated last year that he had been “deeply moved” by children’s submissions to a national photographic competition that illustrated what it’s like for families with serious health needs to live.
“The kids and families I’ve had the honor of meeting over my years working with WellChild have shown incredible optimism, courage, and resilience,” the father of two said.
“I was deeply moved by every single photograph in this exhibition because they capture a moment and say so much about their personal story. I wasn’t just proud to participate as a judge in this exhibition.”
The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have advised that she remain under medical supervision, according to a statement made by an official spokesperson on Thursday morning, which coincides with the news of Harry and Meghan’s event cancellation. The Queen stays at Balmoral in comfort.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Prince William have both visited Balmoral Castle and have informed members of the royal family of the development.
Beyond her dependence on a walking stick and the obvious bruising on her hand, the 96-year-old Queen’s meeting with the new Prime Minister Liz Truss on Tuesday raised questions about her health.
As a result of a doctor’s order to rest, the head of state canceled her participation in a fictitious Privy Council on Wednesday.