Buckingham Palace official tells AP staff called for meeting

FILE - This is a Tuesday, April 11, 2017 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth as she meets residents during a visit to Priory View, an independent living scheme for older residents, in Dunstable, England, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (Peter Nicholls/Pool Photo, File via AP)

 

LONDON (AP) — A Buckingham Palace official tells The Associated Press that a meeting of royal household staff has been called, but that there is “no cause for concern.”

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

The official, who spoke to the AP only on condition of anonymity, said household meetings are called from time to time.

 

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