Queen cancels virtual engagements as she is still experiencing mild Covid symptoms

ASCOT, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: Queen Elizabet II during the Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on October 16, 2021 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

According to Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II postponed her planned virtual engagements on Tuesday because she is still suffering from moderate Covid-19 effects.

The virus had infected the 95-year-old king, according to the palace.

“Because Her Majesty is still suffering from mild cold-like symptoms, she has chosen not to participate in her planned virtual engagements today,” the palace stated.

Light responsibilities are likely to allude to her obligations as head of state, such as reading and responding to papers and letters she receives every day in her iconic red despatch boxes.

According to a source close to the palace, the Queen’s further commitments for the next week will be chosen closer to the time.

Given her elderly age and health concerns late last year, there has been growing concern about the Queen’s health. Despite testing positive for the coronavirus on Sunday, she has continued to work, sending a message of sorrow to the Brazilian people following Monday’s floods.

The Queen’s diagnosis is the most recent case of Covid in the royal family. Prince Charles, the eldest son and heir to the British monarchy, caught the virus for the second time on February 10 after seeing his mother “recently.” Camilla, his wife, tested positive a few days later.

In addition, a royal insider informed CNN on Sunday that the Windsor Castle team had lately been “diagnosed with a number of instances.”

The Queen has been completely vaccinated, according to reports in the UK media. Both the monarch and her late husband, Prince Philip, received their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccination in January 2021, according to Buckingham Palace. The palace has refused to release any details on later vaccines, claiming medical confidentiality.

The Queen, who celebrated her 70th year as the British monarch on February 6, had just recently resumed in-person activities after taking a break on physicians’ recommendation to relax following a secret overnight hospital visit in October.

She’s been seen using a walking staff on multiple occasions in recent months, and she mentioned her mobility at a recent event. “Well, as you can see, I can’t move,” she said during an audience with two military secretaries in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, referring to her leg. She was considered to be somewhat stiff rather than injured or ill, according to a royal source at the time.

She’s been seen using a walking staff on multiple occasions in recent months, and she mentioned her mobility at a recent event. “Well, as you can see, I can’t move,” she said during an audience with two military secretaries in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, referring to her leg. She was considered to be somewhat stiff rather than injured or ill, according to a royal source at the time.

In June, she will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee across the country. 

What about those reports of death?

On Tuesday, at least one Twitter account claimed the queen had died, although this appears to be false. Dayo Okewale, a head of staff in the House of Lords, informed people that the celebrity news source Hollywood Unlocked’s storey on the queen’s death was fake “”Hollywood Unlocked stating the queen is dead????,” he also tweeted. There is no reliable source to back this up. #False.”

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