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Queen cancels two virtual engagements for Covid

According to Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II canceled her two infections yesterday after a positive coronavirus test over the weekend.
“The two virtual audiences that were previously scheduled to take place yesterday will be rescheduled at a later date,” said a spokesman.
Royal officials announced on Sunday that the 95-year-old head of state was positive and showed “mild” Covid symptoms, but would continue his “mild duty.”
Her eldest son and heir, Prince Charles, tested positive for the second time since early 2020 on February 10, two days after meeting his mother at Windsor Castle.
The Queen, who is in her 70th year of breaking the throne, canceled a similar virtual engagement scheduled for Tuesday, but spoke with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday.
The monarch and the prime minister meet regularly every week in private.
Due to coronavirus restrictions, it was done by phone rather than directly.
No further engagements are planned for this week, but given her age, recent cancellations inevitably cause further fear of her health.
As a precautionary measure, the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, moved to Windsor, west of London, in March 2020 as a global outbreak struck Britain.
The couple, who had been married for 73 years, reduced the number of household members and became independent. Philip, 99, died in April 2021 and his funeral was held under the curb of the virus.
The Queen returned to public service after his death as the restrictions were lifted. However, she was forced to delay her medical advice last October. The palace was forced to confirm that she had been hospitalized overnight after undergoing an unspecified examination.
Since then, her appearance has become more rare.
The Queen made a public engagement on February 5 at the Sandlingham House in eastern England, on the eve of the anniversary of her throne in 1952.
Preparations are well underway to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with a four-day public parade, pageant and party planned for early June.
After a disastrous start to historic buildings, they are expected to brighten their mood.
Charles was scrutinized after London police released an investigation into the “cash for honor” claim associated with one of his charities.
Meanwhile, his son, Prince Harry, is in exile in the United States with his wife, Megan, and his two children, and is making waves in another proceeding against a British newspaper.
On Wednesday, he filed a defamation claim against the relevant newspaper over another proceeding against the British Interior Ministry and a report on his funding for private security.
However, the royal family, as always, was keen to impress the business and announced a series of royal tours to eight of the 14 federal states.
Charles and his second wife, Camilla, will visit Ireland from March 23 to 25, while his eldest son, Prince William, and his wife, Catherine, will travel to the Caribbean Sea.
They will stay in the Commonwealth countries of Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas from March 19th to 26th, and visits may be noted after Barbados resigned as head of state last November.
The youngest of the Queen, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, will visit Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines from April 22nd to 28th.

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