Queen Elizabeth of England, moves out as Buckingham Palace staff tests positive for Coronavirus.
At 93, the Queen falls into the ‘highly vulnerable’ category for the illness, therefore, extra precautions are being taken.
As the novel Coronavirus continues to spread across Europe, it is understood that the virus has managed to reach Buckingham Palace, impacting a royal aide whilst Queen Elizabeth was still in residence.
According to The Sun, the Queen, 93, and Prince Phillip, 98, were moved out of Buckingham Palace and into Windsor Castle last week when a member of the Palace staff fell ill and tested positive for Coronavirus. “She is in good health but it was thought best to move her,” confirmed a royal source. Both of the senior royals are being monitored and quarantined at Windsor Castle until the pandemic subsides whilst the staffer and all those within the Royal Household who had come in contact with the infected party have been placed in self-isolation.
In their 90’s both the Queen and Prince Phillip fall into the demographic that is considered most susceptible to severe complications from COVID-19, therefore, it is imperative that extra precautions be taken to ensure the safety of their health and those around them.
Queen Elizabeth II has issued a statement asking the nation to work together during the coronavirus pandemic. In a press release from Buckingham Palace, the queen spoke of the uncertainty that people experience during quarantine, and the importance of community efforts in overcoming the crisis.
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A MESSAGE FROM HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN . As Philip and I arrive at Windsor today, we know that many individuals and families across the United Kingdom, and around the world, are entering a period of great concern and uncertainty. We are all being advised to change our normal routines and regular patterns of life for the greater good of the communities we live in and, in particular, to protect the most vulnerable within them. At times such as these, I am reminded that our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal. We are enormously thankful for the expertise and commitment of our scientists, medical practitioners and emergency and public services; but now more than any time in our recent past, we all have a vitally important part to play as individuals – today and in the coming days, weeks and months. Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe. I am certain we are up to that challenge. You can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part. ELIZABETH R
She acknowledged the challenges of the new social realities due to lockdowns, and thanked healthcare workers, saying “We are enormously thankful for the expertise and commitment of our scientists, medical practitioners, and emergency and public services; but now more than any time in our recent past, we all have a vitally important part to play as individuals – today and in the coming days, weeks and months.”
“The Queen has met a lot of people there until recently,” added the source. “But she is weeks away from her 94th birthday and advisers believe it is best to get her out of harm’s way.”
We continue to hope for the best outcome during social distancing, and we wish her excellency, Queen Elizabeth, happy 94th birthday in advance.
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