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The five royals who can carry out the duties of the monarch should The Queen become ill with coronavirus

In many European countries, in the absence of the monarch, another member of The Royal Family becomes regent. In Denmark, for example, when Queen Margrethe is out of the country or is otherwise incapacitated, the Crown Prince often acts as temporary monarch. However, in the United Kingdom, the system is strikingly different. Should the monarch become ill with a short-term illness, two or more…
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Princess Anne, the Wessexes and the Gloucesters keep a packed diary despite the coronavirus outbreak

The Earl & Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and the Duke & Duchess of Gloucester all have a busy week of engagements ahead despite the coronavirus outbreak. Prince Edward has seven engagements scheduled for next week, with his wife, Sophie, listed to carry out one further visit. Princess Anne is planning on carrying out five engagements across London. Also keeping busy is…
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Prince Philip's 'deadly virus' gaffe

In the United States of America, no matter what situation occurs, it is said there is always a tweet for every occasion when scrolling through President Trump’s social media platforms. In the United Kingdom, no matter what situation occurs, there is usually a comment or gaffe made by the Duke of Edinburgh to match the occasion. The current coronavirus outbreak is no exception, with a…
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Republican beats The Queen at Kempton

A horse named Republican finished ahead of The Queen’s horse in a race at Kempton Park on Saturday afternoon. Although he didn’t win the race, Republican finished in 6th position in the European Breeders Fund Paddy Power ‘National Hunt’ E.B.F.
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The Queen cancels future public engagements

The Queen has cancelled her future engagements in what Buckingham Palace describes as a “sensible precaution”. A palace spokesperson said: “As a sensible precaution and for practical reasons in the current circumstances, changes are being made to The Queen’s diary commitments in the coming weeks. “In consultation with the Medical Household and Government, Her Majesty’s…
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