As mild Covid symptoms persist, Queen cancels virtual engagements

On Sunday, Buckingham Palace had announced that the Queen had caught Covid but her symptoms were mild. On Tuesday, they announced that the Queen has canceled the virtual engagements that had been planned for the day and that she would continue with light duties.

The palace said that “Her Majesty” was still “experiencing mild cold-like symptoms” on Tuesday so she would not attend to the “planned virtual engagements” and that she would continue with light duties. The Queen’s light duties include reading and replying to documents and letters. She receives a huge amount of them every day in classic red dispatch boxes.

There has been concern from a while about the Queen’s health as son Prince Charles caught a second Covid infection on February 10 and had been in close contact with his mother. His wife, her daughter-in-law Camilla, had also caught Covid, a few days later.

On Sunday, though the Queen was also infected, she continued with her duties on Monday. She sent her condolences to the people of Brazil, who suffered from floods. A Palace source also said that there were a team of people in Windsor Castle, who seem to be infected by Covid.

The Queen is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee this year. She reached the 70th year of her reign on February 6, 2022. Grand celebrations throughout the year have been planned with more public ones in summer in June 2022.

A Palace source said that as of now there was no decision taken about the Queen’s participation in a number of engagements in March. A firm decision would be taken as the dates came closer.

The scheduled events in March include the following:

March 2— a diplomatic reception at Windsor Castle.
March 14— the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.
March 29— a Thanksgiving service for Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey.

Here’s wishing the Queen Good Health—Bonne Sante and a wonderful jubilee year.


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