AGENCIES, London: British monarchy joins the wave of panic that has spread across the world with mounting cases of coronavirus infections in several countries. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband Prince Phillip, aged 93 and 98 respectively have been moved out of Buckingham Palace over fears regarding COVID-19.
The couple has been taken to Windsor Castle and will be shifted to Sandringham if quarantine is required. This comes in the wake of Britain’s death toll jumping to 21 while infected people numbers 1,140.
A royal source told The Sun, “She is in good health but it was thought best to move her. A lot of her staff are a bit panicky over coronavirus. The Palace hosts a constant stream of visitors including politicians and dignitaries from around the world. The Queen has met a lot of people there until recently. But she is weeks away from her 94th birthday and advisers believe it is best to get her out of harm’s way.
Buckingham Palace being in London is at far higher risk than other castles. “Buckingham Palace is in the middle of London and also has a bigger staff than other estates so is deemed a much more dangerous location. There have been no specific scares or positive tests there yet but no one wants to take any chances,” the source further added.