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Emergency meeting causes concern for Queen Elizabeth's health

2017-05-04 09:15

London — A Buckingham Palace official told The Associated Press that a meeting of royal household staff has been called.

The official spoke on Thursday after a report by Britain's Daily Mail of an unusual meeting of royal household staff sparked speculation about the health of Queen Elizabeth II, 91, and her husband Prince Philip, 95.

Both appeared to be in good health on Wednesday.

The queen met with Prime Minister Theresa May at the palace and Philip made an appearance at a London cricket club.

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The official, who spoke to the AP only on condition of anonymity, said household meetings are called from time to time and that there is "no cause for concern."

According to Daily Mail's report the Queen's most most senior aids were called to the palace and will be addressed by the Lord Chamberlain, the most senior officer of the Royal Household, as well as Private Secretary Sir Christopher Geidt.

People reported a "well-placed" royal source revealed that there is no cause for alarm and there is no serious reason for the meeting. The source added that the meet could be about either Queen Elizabeth or Prince Philip standing down from some of their public duties.

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