Queen could remain in quarantine until Covid-19 vaccine is found

18 Mai, 2020, 16:53 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Queen could remain in quarantine until Covid-19 vaccine is found

The printed was pre-recorded at Windsor Citadel, The Guardian reported - noting that the queen prominently displayed {a photograph} of her father, King George VI, and wore a pair of diamond brooches that he had given her for her 18th birthday.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have been isolated there with a reduced household since March 19.

Morton says the pandemic could prompt the Queen to pass day-to-day responsibility for the royal family to her oldest son, Prince Charles.

Nonetheless, such desire not be possible until she is able to safely return to Windsor Castle to start performing her duties again.

Instead of finally giving way to Prince Charles, the Queen reportedly expressed her intention to work "harder than ever" once she is back at the Buckingham Palace.

With Her Majesty's official calendar cleared of an annual slew of highly-anticipated events, the source adds: "One of the nicest things for the Queen is that she is getting to spend more time with her husband than she usually would". With the royals forced into isolation due to the pandemic, the Queen canceled Trooping the Colour for the first time since the 1950s and postponed The Royal Ascot. However, these have all been cancelled as a result of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, her plans for a state visit from South Africa got threatened, as well. The publication stated on Sunday that it's expected to be "the longest absence from official duties in her 68-year reign".

Nevertheless, the royal source confirmed it's ultimately for the Queen's own wellbeing to forgo being a public presence. She has always loved getting out and meeting people but she can't take the risk.

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The Queen has been in isolation since early March.

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According to The Sun, even though Queen Elizabeth "does not want to slow down or stop working", she will also follow "any official advice created to protect people in her age category", meaning that she might not be able to resume her public life (attending engagements, meeting diplomates, giving speeches at events) for a long time.

"The COVID-19 virus isn't going away soon and will be with us for months, if not years", says Morton. Unless things change in the near future, Her Majesty might be out of commission for several more months.

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Although Queen Elizabeth is doing what she can, there is only so much work she can do remotely.

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