Queen Elizabeth Cancels All Upcoming Royal Duties Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The Queen is now residing at Windsor Castle with her husband Prince Philip, who turns 99 next month.

While the Queen will not be seen returning to the Buckingham Palace anytime soon, she will continue to shoulder her royal duties per usual, such as talking to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Ever since she has been isolating at the Windsor Castle along with her husband Prince Philip and 22 royal staff members.

This is expected to be the queen's longest absence from public duties in her almost 67-year reign.

Normally, the monarch would return from Windsor Castle - where she spends Easter - to Buckingham Palace in May, before travelling on to Balmoral Castle in July for the summer. It would be far too risky for the Queen to start meeting people regularly.

The health crisis has seen a number of the Queen's favourite events cancelled this summer - from Trooping the Colour in June to the Order of the Garter service and her annual garden parties.

"If she gets the bug, it could be fatal and would put Prince Philip at risk".

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Queen Elizabeth was scheduled to travel to South Africa in October, but the report indicates the trip is now "up in the air". The Queen's speech last month was brilliant and it brought the country together.

She promised those separated from loved ones that "we will meet again", echoing Vera Lynn, and urged Britons: "Never give up - never despair".

While she won't be making an appearance in person for some time, the monarch has already made two landmark addresses to the nation during the COVID-19 lockdown, with her second marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday. Numerous royals' tentpole summer events-like Trooping the Colour, the Order of the Garter, and the Queen's garden parties-also feature large gatherings of people, which may not be safe for some time.

The couple have been isolated there since March 19.

"The Queen continues to be busy and will follow appropriate advice on engagements", a source told Town & Country.

Other senior royals, including Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have been carrying out their duties over the phone and via video calls.

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