The 94-year-old Queen will NOT be holding any major events at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle for the rest of the year as the monarch will go to & # 39; HMS Bubble & # 39; returns to stay covid free
- Her Majesty took a short summer break from Balmoral to spend time in Sandringham
- Queen and Prince Philip, 99, are said to be spending time together at Wood Farm
- Monarch is expected to return to Windsor Castle soon and resume his royal duties
- However, it has been confirmed that all major events will be canceled for the rest of the year
The queen was forced to cancel all major events at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle for the rest of the year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Receptions and events such as investments will be canceled, palace officials confirmed today.
Buckingham Palace said on its website: “In accordance with current government guidelines and as a reasonable precaution in the current circumstances, there will be no major events at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle for the remainder of the year.
'Various ways have been examined to determine if it is possible for investments to be made safely in accordance with the guidelines.
& # 39; Unfortunately, given the current circumstances, due to the large number of guests and recipients, it has not been possible to find a way to hold these events safely. The recipients will be contacted directly.
"The Queen's intention remains to return to Windsor Castle in October and resume use of Buckingham Palace during an autumn program with audiences and engagements in accordance with all relevant instructions and advice."
It comes as the Queen turns the steering wheel of her green Range Rover through the Norfolk countryside.
Her Majesty is expected to return to the "HMS Bubble" in Windsor next week. Philip is reportedly "tricked" into returning to the castle due to insufficient staff to create two anti-Covid-19 bubbles.
The Queen got behind the wheel of her green Range Rover today to explore the Norfolk countryside
The 94-year-old monarch donned sunglasses and a headscarf adorned with butterflies and looked thoughtful as she drove down the tree-lined public streets of Sandringham Estate.
Last month she and her husband Prince Philip, 99, cut their summer vacation in Balmoral by three weeks to spend some time together at Wood Farm, where the Duke of Edinburgh now lives alone in a “modest” five bedroom house.
Palace officials are in the process of creating a special "bubble" between Sandringham and Windsor, which means the Queen can travel between the two on the same team.
The 94-year-old monarch was spotted walking alone on the public streets of Sandringham Estate
The queen put on sunglasses and a headscarf adorned with butterflies, and looked thoughtful as she drove down the tree-lined streets
Earlier this week, the monarch was labeled "angry" when staff members of the royal household revolted against a plan to stay in a coronavirus bubble in Sandringham over Christmas.
A team of around 20 employees had been asked to stay on the 20,000-acre property without their families in order to support them, Prince Philip and other members of the royal family during the festive season.
However, it is believed that the group, which is said to include cleaners, laundry and maintenance workers, mutiny because they are unwilling to isolate themselves from loved ones for four weeks.
Staff were asked to stay for a month so they could stay in a covid bubble to protect the 94-year-old monarch.
The uprising means the Queen could be forced to spend Christmas at Windsor Castle for the first time in 33 years.
The Queen usually spends her winter break at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk (pictured) but may be forced to spend Christmas at Windsor Castle for the first time in 33 years
It was announced last month that Her Majesty would receive a bailout from the taxpayer after her land and property investments depreciated due to the coronavirus crisis.
The Treasury Department said it will recharge the sovereign grant to help maintain their income, which is at great risk from the pandemic.
The monarch's income is based on a 25 percent stake in the profits of the Crown Estate, which owns valuable land in London and elsewhere.
In mid-September, the property announced that its profits would fall "significantly" this year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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