The Queen isabel II made his first public visit since March on Thursday, a rare joint appearance with Prince William since the UK’s coronavirus pandemic began. On this occasion, the British monarch visited the United Kingdom’s Defense Science and Technology Laboratory to meet with scientists who provide support to the country’s covid-19 response and to officially inaugurate its new Energy Analysis Center. However, what most surprised the public was that the monarch he did not wear a mask, or any other type of protection.
The Queen wore a pink Stewart Parvin coat with a matching Rachel Trevor Morgan hat, but no one wore a mask during the outing, not even william, who had previously been seen wearing a mask.
However, royal sources revealed that it was followed all relevant covid-19 guidelines during his outing this week. And in addition to practicing social distancing and staying primarily outdoors, everyone who came in contact with the Queen and her grandson tested negative for the virus.
Let us remember that this was the first official engagement of the Queen of 94 years outside the palace walls since the coronavirus pandemic began to affect the UK 7 months ago. Although she has continued to work during this time and remained visible through photographs, video calls and messages, the Queen had to be sheltered mainly in Windsor for being part of one of the vulnerable groups of the virus.
The royal duo arrived at the laboratory near Salisbury, in southern England, in the late morning and were greeted by CEO Gary Aitkenhead. They took a private tour of the Energy Enclosure to see exhibits of weaponry and tactics used in counterintelligence.
The royalty then watched a demonstration from a forensic explosives investigation and met with the counterterrorism personnel. They also spoke with employees involved in identifying the nerve agent Novichok that poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March 2018, as well as members of the military deployed to assist with the investigation. Before leaving, the Queen formally inaugurated the new Center for Energy Analysis and unveiled a plaque.
When the COVID-19 outbreaks began in England, the Queen moved from Buckingham Palace to Castillo de Windsor, where she and Prince Felipe, 99, isolated themselves with a select “bubble” of personnel.
The monarch and her husband were able to travel to Balmoral in august and they moved to Sandringham together in September. And, earlier this month, the Queen returned alone to Windsor Castle, where she currently lives.
Although she had to stop attending her royal events, the monarch continued to work behind the scenes while the younger members of the family have been away from home. He even attended the wedding of his granddaughter, Princess Beatrice. However, this week’s visit marks the fact that he intends to rresume their public duties whenever possible during the pandemic.
Before the quarantine, Queen Elizabeth occasionally performed joint commitments with members of your family. Her last meeting with Prince William was in June 2017 to meet with the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire and members of the emergency services who fought the blaze.
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