The Queen leaves London with pet dogs to start early Easter break in Windsor - EpicNews

Danielle Stacey

The Queen left Buckingham Palace on Thursday to start her Easter break, one week sooner than deliberate due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 93-year-old monarch was dressed casually in a blue cardigan and a navy bodywarmer, as she sat in the again seat of the automobile with one in every of her beloved pet dogs. 

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Her Majesty is often joined by members of her household for the Easter Sunday service, but it surely’s not clear at this stage, whether or not this custom will go forward as per traditional. The annual Maundy Service at St George’s Chapel on 9 April has already been cancelled.

Earlier this week, Buckingham Palace launched a press release saying modifications to the Queen’s diary, following the COVID-19 pandemic. The royal backyard events at her London residence in May will not happen and the Japanese state go to, due to happen this spring, has been postponed and will likely be rescheduled. Announcements in regards to the Queen’s birthday parade, referred to as Trooping the Colour, and the 75th anniversary of VE Day are anticipated to be made in due course.

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The Queen was carrying her signature purple lipstick

It was additionally confirmed on Wednesday that the Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Beatrice, will not have her wedding ceremony reception at Buckingham Palace gardens. The Duke of York’s eldest daughter is ready to marry property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on the Royal Chapel in St James’s Palace, London, on Friday 29 May.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson stated: “Princess Beatrice and Mr Mapelli Mozzi are very much looking forward to getting married but are equally aware of the need to avoid undertaking any unnecessary risks in the current circumstances. In line with government advice for the UK and beyond, the couple are reviewing their arrangements for 29 May.

“They are notably acutely aware of presidency recommendation in relation to each the wellbeing of older relations and huge gatherings of individuals. Therefore, the deliberate reception in the Buckingham Palace Gardens won’t happen. The couple will fastidiously contemplate authorities recommendation earlier than deciding whether or not a personal marriage would possibly happen amongst a small group of household and buddies.”

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