How the Queen is being kept safe amid the COVID-19 outbreak


How the Queen is being kept safe amid the COVID-19 outbreak
The elderly are particularly vulnerable amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and so measures are being taken to protect 93-year-old Queen Elizabeth II.

The Palace has released a statement outlining changes to the Queen’s diary, cancelling a number of events and announcing plans to relocate Her Majesty to Windsor Castle.

The statement said all her upcoming garden parties have been cancelled, with three parties for thousands of guests hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace each year.

The Queen was also due to attend two additional garden parties hosted by charities that have been cancelled.

Audiences due to take place this week at the Palace will still go ahead, including receiving Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Commanding Officer of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and the Bishop of Hereford.

Following this, future audiences “will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, in line with the appropriate advice”.

The Palace has also announced the Queen will relocate to Windsor Castle for the Easter period on Thursday local time, a week earlier than planned.

It is likely she will stay there beyond the Easter period too.

A number of other large events in the Queen’s calendar remain under review, with announcements on Trooping the Colour, the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the State Visit by the Emperor and Empress of Japan to be made in due course following consultation with the UK Government.



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