Moment Liz Truss was briefed about the Queen's health in the House of Commons

8 September 2022, 15:10 | Updated: 8 September 2022, 21:05

Footage appears to show moment MPs learn news of the Queen mid-session

By Lauren Lewis

This is the moment Liz Truss was handed a note telling her about concerns around the Queen's health.

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Nadhim Zahawi handed the prime minister a note during a debate in the House of Commons over energy prices.

Footage on Parliament TV showed Mr Zahawi speaking quietly to Ms Truss while Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was making a statement across the chamber.

Video also showed Mr Zahawi appearing to walk back from the speaker's chair after apparently handing a note with the news to Lindsay Hoyle MP.

Minutes later Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner appears to be handed a note from along the front bench.

Ms Rayner and Sir Keir later exited the Commons.

This is the moment Liz Truss was handed a note by Nadhim Zahawi telling her about concerns around the Queen's health.
This is the moment Liz Truss was handed a note by Nadhim Zahawi telling her about concerns around the Queen's health. Picture: LBC

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The Queen's death was then confirmed by Buckingham Palace at 6.30pm

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Prince Charles, Princess Anne, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex, rushed to Balmoral to be at the monarch's bedside.

Prince William and Prince Harry also joined their family in Aberdeenshire following the Queen's death.

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