BBC One suspends regular programming amid concerns for queen’s health

The broadcaster is currently airing rolling news coverage following the announcement made by Buckingham Palace
BBC One suspends regular programming amid concerns for queen’s health

Naomi Clarke, PA Entertainment Reporter

BBC One has suspended its regular programming schedule following the announcement that Britain's Queen Elizabeth is under medical supervision at Balmoral.

The broadcaster is currently airing a BBC News Special with the next planned programme being the BBC News at Six.

Presenter Huw Edwards is dressed in a dark suit, white shirt and black tie, in line with the BBC’s dress code for when a member of the royal family dies as a mark of respect.

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BBC presenter Huw Edwards (Matt Crossick/PA)

BBC One interrupted Bargain Hunt at 12.39pm to deliver the statement from Buckingham Palace which said royal doctors were concerned for health.

The statement said the queen was comfortable and her royal physicians recommended she remain under medical supervision.

The broadcaster has been airing rolling news coverage since discussing the health concerns of the queen with various reporters including BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell.

The queen's son, Britain's Prince Charles and his sons, William and Harry, and their wives, Kate and Meghan, are among the members of the royal family who have headed to the queen’s home in the Scottish Highlands to be by her side.

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