Coronavirus stays firmly within the royal orbit as one among Queen Elizabeth’s footmen has reportedly examined constructive for COVID-19.
The royal footman, who commonly walks the Queen’s canines and was in common contact with the monarch, is now in self-isolation after falling ailing with coronavirus, in keeping with British tabloid The Solar. The revelation comes simply days after the Queen’s son, Prince Charles, revealed he has additionally contracted the virus.
The footman has labored at Buckingham Palace for six years, however was promoted in 2019 to a task that entails taking meals to the Queen in addition to managing her put up. Based on stories, the person noticed the monarch every day; nevertheless, it’s but unclear when he was recognized.
The Queen, who relocated from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Citadel on March 19, is believed to have severely decreased her assist workers in latest days, with most royal workers working at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Citadel and Sandringham now advised to work at home.
At 93 years outdated, she can be a high-risk affected person if she contracts the sickness, as would her husband Prince Philip, who retired from royal duties in 2017 and has had quite a few well being issues lately.
Regardless of the cautionary measures to guard the Queen, Buckingham Palace mentioned Saturday evening that the monarch was in “good well being” and that the Palace is following “all the suitable recommendation.”
Photographs launched by the Palace Wednesday had been mentioned to indicate the Queen on the cellphone (pictured) with Prime Minister Boris Johnson — now revealed to be struggling with coronavirus himself — for his or her weekly assembly, which is often performed in particular person at Buckingham Palace.
Alarms had been raised final week when 71-year-old Prince Charles, inheritor to the British throne, examined constructive for coronavirus. Clarence Home confirmed he was self-isolating at Balmoral Citadel in Scotland along with his spouse, Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles, who examined detrimental for COVID-19.
It’s believed the Prince of Wales noticed the Queen after March 10 — when he sat throughout from Monegasque royal Prince Albert, who revealed he has coronavirus final week, at a charity occasion — nevertheless, consultants have mentioned it’s unlikely Charles was contagious at that time.
The U.Ok.’s coronavirus loss of life toll has climbed steeply in latest days, with greater than 1,200 deaths up to now. General, there are 19,500 constructive circumstances of the virus. The nation is now in lockdown mode, with chief medical officer Jenny Harries noting throughout the day by day press briefing on Sunday that it may take six months earlier than life within the U.Ok. returns to regular, although the lockdown is predicted to finish earlier than that point.
A consultant for Buckingham Palace didn’t reply to request for remark by press time.