Queen Elizabeth Spotted Wearing Gloves at Investiture Ceremony Amid Growing Global Concern over Coronavirus
The Queen is allegedly taking extra caution as regards her hygiene amid coronavirus fears.
Although the Queen has become known for occasionally wearing gloves, she has never been seen rocking a pair at an investiture ceremony.
...the Queen and Harry met for a lunch date that lasted for four hours...
People revealed that Queen Elizabeth II chose to don gloves during the investiture ceremony. As a result of her actions, many have shared the belief that she was taking extra care amid the coronavirus scare.
The speculations had started after the Royal Family shared a video of the Queen wearing gloves as she presented Harry Billinge, a D-Day war veteran who was rewarded for his charity work, with his Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).
The clip, which has amassed about 41,000 likes, was shared on Twitter with the caption:
“The D-Day veteran raised £1 for every British soldier who died at Normandy to help fund a @normandymtrust memorial..."
The Queen presented Harry Billinge with an MBE today.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) March 3, 2020
The D-Day veteran raised £1 for every British soldier who died at Normandy to help fund a @normandymtrust memorial.
‘I am choked beyond measure to think I have got an MBE. I don’t deserve it.’ We disagree, Harry.🎖 pic.twitter.com/u7jCEa7Viw
As it turned out, the 93-year-old isn’t the only one who is being careful as a royal insider told People that Prince William and Kate Middleton are also taking the threat of the virus seriously.
In fact, the couple had some help from Public Health England and the Department of Health, and they are following the instructions given to them.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a special performance of Dear Evan Hansen @dehwestend, held in aid of The Royal Foundation. The musical @dearevanhansen has been credited with helping to start important conversations about mental health between parents and teenagers. The issue of mental health is a key priority for The Royal Foundation which works to tackle the stigma and encourage more people to talk openly about their mental health. @GiveUsAShoutInsta, a free and confidential 24/7 UK text messaging helpline that supports people in crisis and was developed by The Royal Foundation, is one of four not-for-profit partners of the show which provide mental health resources to audiences and beyond. Photos © Kensington Palace / PA
Asides from dealing with the coronavirus scare, the Royal Family has continued to show their support for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as the duo prepare to leave royalty behind.
With that in mind, the Queen and Harry met for a lunch date that lasted for four hours, per a Daily Mail report.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
The duo, who allegedly enjoyed a lunch of poached salmon and salad, had met to “clear the air” and state whatever they needed to, without any interruptions.
The meeting appeared to end on a good note as insiders claim that the Queen had told her grandson that he would “always be welcomed back” if he ever wanted to get back into royalty.
Closer Weekly added that even though the monarch had worries about and missed Harry, the most important thing to her was to see him happy and settled in his life.