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Royal Attractions and Residences Will Close This Weekend Due to Coronavirus Fears

Lois Oladejo
Mar 20, 2020
04:00 P.M.
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The Royal Collection Trust has announced an indefinite shutdown of the Royal attraction sites and residences as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.


UK's Royal Collection Trust put up a message on the internet for the general public while addressing the decision of the royal authority to clamp down on any visit or tour slated to occur on royal properties.

This comes in the wake of the UK's announcement about the presence of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The circular clearly stated that visits would be banned from the 21st of this month.

Queen Elizabeth and Meghan Markle stand on the balcony at Buckingham Palace as they watched a flypast marking the centenary of the Royal Air Force on July 10, 2018, in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images



According to the contents of the PSA, places including, Windsor Castle, The Queen's Galleries in London and Edinburgh and The Royal Collection Trust Shops will experience the lockdown. Other parts read:

"The safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff are our priority."

The released statement also shares that individuals who have booked tickets will be refunded while ticket sales will also be put on hold till May. The date of reopening was not confirmed due to the ongoing pandemic.



In the UK, the infection toll is stated to have risen to 71 people, while many citizens have resorted to self-isolation and self-quarantining. Schools will also be going on a shut down in adherence to safety laws.

Due to the cautions being followed, Queen Elizabeth's diary has been affected.

Concerning the pandemic, Prince Williams addressed the general public in a video clip where he talked about the preparation of funds for those in need due to the fear generated by the viral infection.



Prince Williams's kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are to be home-schooled after their school, Thomas's Battersea went out of bounds due to the virus outbreak.

The school will organize a digital platform where their pupils will catch up on lessons and class activities, pending the time the pandemic dies down. The school's management also implores parents in a release to ensure that their kids keep learning.



More measures have been put in place to help citizens avoid contracting the fearsome infection. For the Queen, her Easter break came earlier as the palace released a statement about her stay at Windsor Castle.

Several palace activities like the royal garden parties and the Maundy Service at St. George's chapel are to be canceled for the meantime. Presently, there is no news concerning the Easter service which the Queen attends.


Due to the cautions being followed, Queen Elizabeth's diary has been affected as several of her slated events are under a ban till further notice.

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!