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Queen affected by coronavirus as outbreak impacts on the Royals

by LLB Reporter
19th Mar 20 9:46 am

The Queen and her family have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak as the monarch has cancelled all key planned state visits due to “current circumstances,” Buckingham Palace announced.

The Palace statement read, “After consultation with Her Majesty’s government and the government of Japan, Her Majesty The Queen has agreed that, in the current circumstances, the planned State Visit to the United Kingdom in Spring 2020 by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan should be postponed.

“The State Visit will be rescheduled at a later date.”

The statement added, “Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan have accepted an invitation from Her Majesty The Queen to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom in Spring 2020.

“Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress (Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako) will stay at Windsor Castle.”

The Queen will now reside at Windsor Castle.

In a brief statement, a spokesperson for the Queen said, “Her Majesty will move to Windsor Castle for the Easter period on Thursday 19 March, one week earlier than planned.

“It is likely the Queen will stay there beyond the Easter period.”

From Thursday morning London transport services are being scaled down and Londoners are being warned, “don’t’ travel unless you really have to.”

From Friday the Waterloo and City line will shut and the Night Tube service will stop on Fridays and Saturdays.

From today several other stations were closed, due to “operational restrictions,” up to 40 Tube stations across the London Underground that do not interchange with other lines are closed “until further notice.”

Tougher measures are on the way and all shops could close over the weekend, although supermarkets and pharmacies are expected to stay open under the drastic measures.

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