Considering the fact that many prominent political figures fell ill with the coronavirus (wife of Canadian Prime Minister Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, French Minister of Culture Frank Rister, Australian Minister of the Interior Peter Dutton, head of the Italian Democratic Party Nicola Zingaretti and a number of other politicians from different countries), in Great Britain decided to take care of the health of the reigning queen.
Thus, 93-year-old Elizabeth II, along with her 98-year-old husband Prince Philip, left their official London residence - Buckingham Palace - and moved to Windsor Castle, located in Berkshire.
This decision was made in connection with the spread of coronavirus infection in the country: currently, there are 1,140 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK. Over the past day, this number has increased by 342 people. Already 21 people have died.
The British edition of The Sun reported the information about the relocation of the royal couple. According to media reports, Buckingham Palace has been recognized as a dangerous and vulnerable place in terms of the spread of the coronavirus.
“Buckingham Palace is located in the center of London and has far more staff than other royal residences, so this is a potentially dangerous place. The palace receives a huge number of visitors from all over the world every day, including politicians, diplomats and dignitaries,”said a source in the royal circle.
If the situation does not improve soon, the royal couple will be quarantined at Sandringham Palace in Norfolk. All events with the participation of Elizabeth II will be revised taking into account the epidemiological situation: the upcoming trips to the regions of the country have already been canceled, there are no changes in the audience schedule yet.