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BBC's Huw Edwards appears on screen in black tie as programming suspended until 6pm

Poppy Bilderbeck

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BBC's Huw Edwards appears on screen in black tie as programming suspended until 6pm

BBC presenter Huw Edwards has been spotted wearing a black tie since news broke of the Queen having been placed under medical supervision.

Earlier today, Buckingham Palace confirmed the Queen has been placed under medical supervision due to concerns for her health.

A 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."

Concern has since been growing online after Edwards was seen on BBC One wearing a black tie during a broadcast, with programming having also been suspended until 6:00pm.

Edwards was joined on the broadcast by Royal Correspondent Nicholas Witchell.

Witchell stated: "We are hoping for the best but I think we must now prepare for the worst."

The Queen's son, the Prince of Wales, joined by the Duchess of Cornwall, has travelled to Balmoral to be with her Majesty.

Prince Harry and William have also reportedly travelled to see their grandmother.

However, as one Twitter user sadly put it, Edwards' attire and the royal family congregating to be with the Queen 'doesn't bode well'.

Twitter users have since flooded to the platform in response to spotting Edwards in a black tie in fear of what such an outfit could signify.

One user said: "Huw Edwards has changed into a black tie and female presenters are in black on BBC News."

Another user wrote: "> BBC 1 suspends regular programming until 1800. > Huw Edwards is wearing a black tie. > The entire royal family are headed to Balmoral, including the Sussexes. This is almost certainly more serious than we're being told."

A third reminded everyone to be kind during such a sensitive and upsetting time, particularly for the royal family: "Huw Edwards in a black tie on BBC News. Above everything, the Queen is a great grandmother, grandmother and mother and it’s her family I’m thinking of today. Very sad news whatever your views. Now’s not the time for that."

A final resolved: "I’m not a royalist. But I have empathy. The Queen is loved by and a great comfort to millions. In such a fractious, uncertain era, I wouldn’t deny anyone the need for whatever emotional constants soothe them or deny their real worry or grief. Kindness is always the right choice."

Prime Minister Liz Truss has also echoed the sadness, thoughts and prayers of the country in a statement posted to Twitter.

It reads: "The whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime.

"My thoughts - and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom - are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time."

Featured Image Credit: BBC Sueddeutsche Zeitung Photo/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: The Queen, Royal Family, UK News, BBC, TV and Film

Poppy Bilderbeck
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