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Sun Mar 15, 2020, 04:34 PM

Queen quits Buckingham Palace over coronavirus fears

THE Queen has quit Buckingham Palace over coronavirus fears.
Her Majesty, 93, was whisked to Windsor Castle after Cobra crisis talks.

Plans are in place to quarantine her and Prince Philip, 98, at Sandringham if the outbreak worsens. The Queen was chauffeured to Windsor on Thursday. A royal source said: “She is in good health but it was thought best to move her. A lot of her staff are a bit panicky over coronavirus.

The Palace has around 500 staff, Windsor 100 and Sandringham a handful. The Palace has around 500 staff, Windsor 100 and Sandringham a handful. The estate’s main house would be reopened if she moves there. Or she could join Philip at five-bed Wood Farm Cottage.

The Queen may have to miss the Epsom Derby on June 6.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11175256/queen-coronavirus-quits-buckingham-palace/

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 04:39 PM

1. Some things never change. British monarchs have always fled London during epidemics.

I am kind of surprised she didn't just head up to Balmoral.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 04:47 PM

2. To be fair she is in her 90's

That shit will kill her

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 04:52 PM

3. Oh, as with the past monarchs, she absolutely SHOULD leave. I'd go much further north.

I love London, but not in a 'plague'.

And, of course, Windsor is closer for any government business that might still be going on. I'm just picturing Balmoral as being even safer.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 08:14 PM

4. Safer but further from her doctor

I think her and Phillip will be pretty much isolating from here. Charles probably won't and I am sure he is at risk for his age. Since the war the Royal Family don't bugger off. They want to be seen as part of the country. Interesting though, if the Queen died from this, what would they do about the state funeral? I hope she doesn't. She rocks for an old marm.

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 08:21 PM

5. I've been fortunate enough to see her, up close, on several occasions

During her Silver Jubilee week and when she came to Windsor, Ontario. I've even stood outside the gates of Buckingham Palace to sing Happy Birthday to her.

While my mom was awaiting my birth, she spent her time watching the build up to, and the Coronation. I used to joke that I was probably pretty shocked to emerge in Flint, Michigan because I was sure, from all I was hearing, I'd be born a Londoner.

Well, perhaps I was, in a past life.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 11:45 PM

9. We've been to Buckingham Palace twice, in '85 and 2000,

for her annual Tea with dignitaries etc. usually held in July or August. She has the most beautiful skin.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 07:51 AM

10. How fortunate!

Both of the times I've seen her, she was standing, quite literally, directly in front of me. I noticed both her flawless skin and that her eyes are such a bright blue. She really seems to radiate graciousness.

Some of the best energy vibes I've ever felt were the two occasions when I stood in a massive crowd, in front of the palace, with the Royals standing on the balcony - once for her official birthday, and the other on Silver Jubilee day.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 09:11 PM

6. Balmoral. Careful. More than half of Scots

want independence.

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Response to Ghost Dog (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 09:12 PM

7. Ah, but her mother was a Scot, so I think she'd be ok

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 11:41 PM

8. Her mom did not flee London during the air raids

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Response to secondwind (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 07:56 AM

11. That wasn't a plague. And the entire family stayed in London.

But even if his wife and children had been evacuated, King George would have stayed. It's a whole different set of circumstances. They alerted for bombings and the family could take shelter. It's hard to alert for someone carrying a virus.

Throughout history, monarchs have left London to avoid plagues, especially in the summer, because that's when most of the plague type illnesses would spread.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 01:39 PM

12. Well, people of her and her husband's age probably should be self-isolating

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 01:53 PM

13. One of the big topics of conversation right now...

... Is how on earth to persuade elderly relatives to stay at home!

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