William and Kate may have joked about spreading the coronavirus during their recent trip to Ireland but members of Royal Families are taking precautions against this pandemic.

Original 1939 poster. Source: UK Government

Great Britain

Reports that Kensington Palace is currently reviewing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s forthcoming visit to Australia following devastating bushfires.

On the other hand, Queen Elizabeth was seen wearing gloves during a recent investiture.

According to reports in British newspapers, Queen Elizabeth will ‘keep calm and carry on’ as she continues to carry out her official engagements, despite calls to cancel the garden parties at Buckingham Palace.

Denmark

Meanwhile, in Denmark, Crown Princess Mary has cancelled a visit to Paris to attend the OECD 2020 Global Forum.

Crown Princess Mary. Photo: © Daniel Stjerne/Det Danske Kongehus

Princess Benedikte of Denmark, according to magazine BilledBladet, has stopped shaking hands as the coronavirus becomes more widespread.

Norway

According to the Royal Court, King Harald and Queen Sonja, who have just returned from an official visit to Norway, will not be attending the Holmenkollen Ski Festival this year.

King Harald & Queen Sonja
King Harald V and Queen Sonja Photo: Jørgen Gomnæs/The Royal Court.

Sweden

The Royal Court of Sweden announced the representation dinner, hosted by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, on Wednesday, 4 March 2020, was postponed due to the threat of the Coronavirus out of courtesy for their guests.

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Photo: Sara Friberg, The Royal Court of Sweden

A number of people infected with the coronavirus have been discovered in Sweden.

Swedish health authorities estimate the risks of Covid-19 are high, but ‘the risk of general dissemination in the country is low.’

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