The royal tradition visitors won't be able to enjoy due to coronavirus - EpicNews

March 20, 2020 – 14:07 GMT Danielle Stacey

Millions of visitors collect exterior the royal palaces on a weekly foundation to watch the altering of the guard ceremonies, however it’s the newest tradition to have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

 In a press release launched on Friday, Buckingham Palace mentioned: “In line with Government advice to avoid mass gatherings, it has been agreed that the ceremonial of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace and Windsor Castle will be postponed until further notice. Advice will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, with a view to restarting when appropriate.”

Earlier this month, the Duke of Sussex carried out his ultimate engagements as a senior royal and the Queen appeared to present assist for her grandson by way of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Prince Harry teamed up with Jon Bon Jovi because the US rock star recorded a particular single with the Invictus Games choir at Abbey Road Studios in London.

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Changing of the Guard has been postponed throughout the palaces

On the identical day, the royal household’s social media channels posted a video and behind-the-scenes of the guard change at Buckingham Palace. They tweeted: “Today the @ScotsGuardsBand played a special @BonJovi medley to celebrate his collaboration with @WeAreInvictus! The Queen’s Guard handed over responsibility for protecting Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace to the New Guard.”

The Scots Guards Band performed a superb rendition of Bon Jovi’s greatest hits, together with Livin’ on a Prayer and It’s My Life because the ceremony occurred exterior the palace.

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Several royal occasions have already been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, together with the annual backyard events, the Maundy Service, the Japanese state go to and the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The Queen is now residing at Windsor Castle and is probably going to keep there past the Easter interval.

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