The Queen has issued a message following the coronavirus outbreak, saying families around the UK were entering “a period of great concern and uncertainty”.
In the statement, she said:
“As Philip and I arrive at Windsor today, we know that many individuals and families across the United Kingdom, and around the world, are entering a period of great concern and uncertainty.”
“We are all being advised to change our normal routines and regular patterns of life for the greater good of the communities we live in and, in particular, to protect the most vulnerable within them.”
“At times such as these, I am reminded that our nation’s history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal.”
“We are enormously thankful for the expertise and commitment of our scientists, medical practitioners and emergency and public services; but now more than any time in our recent past, we all have a vitally important part to play as individuals – today and in the coming days, weeks and months.”
“Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe. I am certain we are up to that challenge. You can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part.”
Her Majesty the Queen was driven away from Buckingham Palace this morning to Windsor Castle, where she will be social distancing due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Prince Phillip is now also in Windsor after being flown by helicopter from Wood Farm in Sandringham.
Her Majesty held one of her final engagements in London yesterday, she wasn’t wearing gloves, as we have recently seen, but was seen bowing in place of shaking hands with naval offices, whom had been visiting at Buckingham Palace.