Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Cancels All Her Annual Garden Parties Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
The effects of coronavirus pandemic have shaken the world out of its regular order, and the royal family of the United Kingdom is no exception. Amid the turmoil, Queen Elizabeth has canceled all her garden parties.
This year has proved to pretty catastrophic with natural disasters like the Australian wildfires wreaking havoc on flora and fauna as well as human life.
The world also witnessed the time when the tension between Iran and the United States reached the most strained point. The basketball world was shaken by the loss of one of the most iconic basketball players, Kobe Bryant, to a helicopter crash.
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And then there was the bombshell announcement that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were stepping down as the senior members of the royal family.
Now, the world is going through another traumatic period because of the outbreak of COVID-19 which originated in Wuhan, China. Over 200 thousand cases of corona have been confirmed in at least 150 countries around the world.
Queen Elizabeth is certainly aware of the gravity of the situation, which is why she has canceled all her May garden parties this year to prevent excessive social contact amongst the attendees.
Each May, the Queen hosts three parties for hundreds of guests at Buckingham Palace. They are one of the major events during the spring royal season.
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Later in the spring, the monarch also hosts one party at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland. The royal garden parties, where over 30,000 people from all walks of life are welcomed, celebrate and reward public service.
The palace has taken preventive steps to avoid the spreading of coronavirus by keeping all the public engagements for the royals under review.
Previously, the Queen's visit to Cheshire and Camden was also canceled. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla also canceled their tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Meanwhile, the Chelsea Flower Show was also called off this year. Last year, Kate Middleton showed an interactive garden to encourage families and children to spend time outdoors.
Since corona spreads through the day-to-day social contacts such as shaking hands or hugging, Prince Charles has been greeting people with a namaste at royal engagements.
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