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The Queen’s weekly audience with Boris Johnson to be conducted over the telephone for foreseeable future

The Queen’s weekly audiences with Prime Minister Boris Johnson are to be held over the telephone for the forseeable future.

The development comes as the monarch, who turns 94-years-old next month, decamped to Windsor away from the hustle-and-bustle of Central London during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Johnson is unlikely to make the journey to Windsor every week to discuss matters with The Queen, meaning audience by telephone is more practicable.

The Prime Minister was due to have a face-to-face meeting with Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

However, a palace spokesperson confirmed that the meeting took place over the phone instead.

The Queen is taking measures to socially distance herself from others, and has cancelled her upcoming garden parties and investitures.

Public engagements have also been cancelled, including a visit to Cheshire which was supposed to take place this week.

Her Majesty is, however, keeping busy behind closed doors, and conducted a face-to-face audience with two naval officers at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

The Queen 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.

It is looking likely that the outbreak will last long into the summer meaning Trooping the Colour and Royal Ascot may also not take place.