Queen Elizabeth Leaves London with Her Pet Dog and Heads to Windsor for Her Easter Break
Queen Elizabeth is headed to Windsor Castle for the Easter Break following a Royal Family announcement regarding changes to her diary in light of the threat of coronavirus.
Queen Elizabeth was pictured leaving Buckingham Palace in the company of her pet dog, Dorgi, who was seated on her lap. The Monarch is headed to Windsor Castle, where she would spend her Easter break.
She would be joined in Windsor by her husband, Prince Philip, who was taken to the castle from his wood farm in Sandringham via a helicopter.
The Queen's departure to Windsor castle comes a week earlier than planned and is attributed to the anticipated lockdown of London because of the spreading coronavirus, which continues to ravage the world.
Before leaving the palace, the Queen made a speech where she urged the nation to join hands together in the fight against coronavirus. She also said:
"Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe."
Queen Elizabeth also paid tribute to those at the forefront of the fight against the virus, including health workers, scientists, and emergency and public service workers, adding that everyone had a vital role to play.
One of the precautionary measures taken by the Royal Family to curtail the spread of the virus was to cancel or reschedule some of the events in Queen Elizabeth's diary.
Windsor Castle will be closed to the public from Saturday for an indefinite time due to COVID-19.
In a statement released on the official website of the Royal Family, the British Monarchy said that the change in plans was a sensible precaution and for practical reasons in the current circumstances.
Some of the events affected by the changes include the Annual Maundy Service at St. George's Chapel slated for April 9, and the Queen's Three Garden Parties earlier scheduled for May. In conclusion, the statement read:
"Further announcements on Trooping the Color...will be made in due course..."
Another measure taken by the Royal Family to curb the spread of the virus is the closure of Windsor Castle and other royal attractions to members of the public.
Windsor Castle will be closed to the public from Saturday for an indefinite time due to COVID-19. Other royal attractions that would be closed are, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mews, and the Queen's Galleries in London and Edinburgh.
All Royal Collection shops would also be closed to the public. In a statement, the Royal Collection Trust said that the action was taken as a safety measure because it prioritizes the wellbeing of visitors and staff.
In conclusion, the Trust said that since it was a rapidly evolving situation, possible date of reopening of the edifices couldn’t be given, but that they would listen to the advice of the government and public health service.
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