Queen Elizabeth is keeping her family close and her dogs close at a difficult time. This morning, the British monarch left Buckingham Palace for Easter Court at Windsor Castle—a move that was pushed up a week amid the coronavirus pandemic. And in the car beside her? One of her beloved dorgis, a dachshund-corgi mix.
When the monarch and said dorgi arrive, they'll reunite with her husband, Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh flew into Windsor, reportedly from Sandringham, where the retired 98-year-old spends most of his time.
But back in London, the Queen's dogs no doubt provided comfort to her during these uncertain times. The British monarch has kept up with several pre-planned events, including a private audience with two guests just yesterday, but other elements of her itinerary have been altered in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
"As a sensible precaution and for practical reasons in the current circumstances, a number of changes are being made to The Queen’s diary," reads a statement from Buckingham Palace released on Tuesday.
"In consultation with the Medical Household and Government, a number of public events with large numbers of people due to have been attended by The Queen, and other Members of the Royal Family, in the coming months will be cancelled or postponed."
Affected events include the annual Maundy Service at St. George’s Chapel and the Queen's three garden parties at Buckingham Palace, all of which have been canceled. Questions remain about other major occasions, like Trooping the Colour and memorial events for the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The palace has stated that further announcements "will be made in due course, in consultation with Government."
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