Buckingham Palace has announced a change of plans for Queen Elizabeth II regarding the coronavirus.

Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: The Royal Family

Originally reports have said Queen Elizabeth, who is said to be in good health, had planned to ‘keep calm and carry on’ despite the COVID-19 threat.

The Queen, who will celebrate her 94th birthday in April 2020, is said to be in the high-risk group.

The Queen usually stays at Windsor Castle during weekends and during Easter.

However, some reports have said Her Majesty has been transported to Windsor Castle for quarantine due to the coronavirus.

If it becomes worse, The Queen and Prince Philip, aged 98, will move to Sandringham for isolation.

Forthcoming visits to Cheshire and Camden will be scheduled for a later date, following consultations with the Medical Household and the Government.

Buckingham Palace made the following announcement on Friday, 13 March 2020:

As a sensible precaution and for practical reasons in the current circumstances, changes are being made to The Queen’s diary commitments in the coming weeks.

In consultation with the Medical Household and Government, Her Majesty’s forthcoming visits to Cheshire and Camden will be rescheduled.  Audiences will continue as usual. Other events will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in line with the appropriate advice.

The Buckingham Palace Garden Parties, which are usually held in May and June, may also be cancelled due to the pandemic.

However, ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship has said, ‘The Queen is at Windsor – as is quite usual – this weekend. And not because she’s escaping London and #coronavirusuk. Despite being 93 – and therefore in the high-risk group – she’s expected back at Buckingham Palace next week – again, as normal.’

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