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The Queen cancels future public engagements

Queen Elizabeth II
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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 forthcoming visits to Cheshire and Camden will be rescheduled.  Audiences will continue as usual. Other events will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in line with the appropriate advice.”

At this present moment in time, only Her Majesty’s engagements for the following week have been cancelled.

Engagements beyond next week will be reviewed closer to the time, however, the coronavirus pandemic expected to get worse, we can expect more royal plans to be changed.

The Queen, how turns 94-years-old next month, will continue to meet world leaders and dignitaries at Buckingham Palace as usual.

The monarch’s diary alteration comes on the same day as the Prince of Wales & Duchess of a Cornwall announced that they are to postpone their overseas Spring tour.

Their Royal Highnesses were due to visit Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cyprus and Jordan next week.