SUPPORT OUR JOURNALISM: Please consider donating to keep our website running and free for all - thank you!

CoronavirusThe Queen

Business as usual for The Queen as she holds audience at Buckingham Palace


It was business as usual for The Queen on Wednesday as she held an audience at Buckingham Palace, before heading to Windsor where she will remain for the foreseeable future.

Her Majesty received Captain Angus Essenhigh, the new Commanding Officer of the Royal Navy warship HMS Queen Elizabeth, alongside his predecessor Commodore Steven Moorhouse.

As the two naval officers were introduced to the 93-year-old monarch, they exchanged bows, but did not shake hands following government advice.

For the majority of the meeting, Her Majesty followed strict advice to socially isolate herself, with the chairs placed a few feet apart from each other.

The Queen, who turns 94-years-old next month, will be spending the majority of her summer in Windsor, before possibly heading to Balmoral.

This is due to the Coronavirus pandemic which has already claimed the lives of over 100 britons.

The Queen’s garden parties have already been cancelled, with it looking extremely likely that Trooping the Colour and Royal Ascot will also not take place.