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Queen not dead: BBC presenter apologises

A  presenter apologised today after announcing by mistake the death of the queen of England. Her followed a rare announcement that the queen is under medical supervision with doctors concerned for her health.

A Buckingham Palace 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."

Yalda Hakim, host of World News' 'Impact with Yalda Hakim', was sorry for her mistake, writing on Twitter, "I tweeted that there had been an announcement about the death of the queen.

"This was incorrect, there has been no announcement, and so I have deleted the tweet. I apologise."

Her related to her tweet at 15:07pm where she wrote: "BREAKING: Queen Elizabeth II has died aged 96. Buckingham Palace has announced."

Senior members of the royal family have landed at Aberdeen Airport to race to the queen's bedside at Balmoral Castle following a rare announcement the queen is under medical supervision by doctors concerned for her health.

The 96-year-old pulled out of a virtual privy council on Wednesday, a day after appointing Liz Truss as prime minister at her home in the highlands of Scotland.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle cancelled their event this evening to go to Scotland, their spokesperson said today.

The queen's close family including the Prince of Wales have been informed and are now joining her at Balmoral, with the latest announcement escalating fears for the monarch's health.

Well-wishers from around the world have expressed concern and hopes for a speedy recovery as many royal fans are beginning to gather outside the gates of Balmoral and other royal homes amid concern for the queen.

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