Following a positive Covid test, the Queen has postponed engagements for the second time in a week.
Queen Elizabeth, 95, who tested positive for the virus on Sunday, will continue with “light duties,” according to Buckingham Palace. The virtual audiences scheduled for Thursday will now be held at a later date, according to the statement.The Queen, also canceled virtual engagements on Tuesday, but she did have a phone meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday.
“The two virtual audiences that were previously scheduled to take place today will now be rescheduled for a later date,” a Buckingham Palace spokesman said. “Her Majesty continues to perform light duties.” There are no other engagements planned for this week.”
While on light duties, Queen Elizabeth is expected to read documents sent to her every day from UK government ministers and Commonwealth representatives, approving and signing them as necessary. The Palace said in a statement announcing the Queen’s positive test that she was suffering from “mild cold-like symptoms.” A number of people are believed to have tested positive at Windsor Castle, where the Queen resides. The Queen has a number of engagements coming up in the coming weeks.
She is hosting a reception for diplomats at Windsor next Wednesday, March 2nd. The Queen will also attend the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 14 and the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service on March 29. The Queen, who will turn 96 in April, was vaccinated for the first time in January 2021 and is thought to be triple-vaccinated. On February 10, her eldest son and heir, the Prince of Wales, tested positive for Covid.
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