Queen Elizabeth is not about to let the coronavirus get in the way of her family time. Town & Country has confirmed that the British monarch will communicate with her family through video calls, much like others around the globe are doing as social distancing measures ramp up.
Per the Telegraph, aides are still figuring out what technology will be used in these royal calls, as there are additional security requirements for the Windsors' private communication. But once they do, the Queen will be video chatting away like the rest of us. "Like many of the population, this is one of the ways she will try and keep in touch with her family and friends," a source told the Telegraph.
Last week, the 93-year-old Queen left Buckingham Palace ahead of schedule for Windsor Castle, where she was joined by her husband, Prince Philip, 98. Both are considered to be in a high-risk category for COVID-19, due to their age. It's also understood that they're both adhering to the UK's new social distancing guidelines, which call for citizens over 70 to avoid socializing with friends and family.
Prince Charles and Camilla, both in their early 70s, also fall into this category, and have recently left London to stay at Balmoral in Scotland for the foreseeable future.
While the Queen's team works to connect her with her fellow royals, they're also reportedly preparing to have her give a televised address to the nation. Outside of her annual Christmas speech, it would be the first such address that the Queen has given since her mother's death in 2002.
"There no one more experienced than Her Majesty The Queen and she will know exactly the right moment to address the country," a No. 10 source told the Telegraph.
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