Queen to miss important meeting with the Prime Minister as she cancels engagements due to COVID symptoms

The Queen to miss important meeting with the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, as she suffers with 'mild' COVID symptoms

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The Queen to miss an important meeting with Boris Johnson as Her Majesty has had to cancel various royal engagements as she suffers from COVID symptoms.

The Queen has had to cancel her phone call meeting with Boris Johnson that was scheduled for Wednesday, February 23. 

The Queen and the Prime Minister regularly have phone conversations on Wednesdays so that the Head of State can stay updated and understand what is going on in Parliament.

This meeting would have been a particularly important discussion as the Prime Minister is set to make a huge change in the UK regarding COVID-19 procedures as he announces the 'Living with Covid' plan that axes all Coronavirus regulations in the UK.

Although it was initially announced that Her Majesty would 'continue light duties at Windsor,' this strategy has now changed because of the Queen's health worries. The Queen has been excused from her duties for the foreseeable future.

It is unclear when the Queen will recover or indeed when she will feel well enough to attend royal engagements. This could mean that Her Majesty misses out on a variety of pivotal events.


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On March 2, the Queen plans to host the Diplomatic Reception where she will welcome hundreds of Diplomatic Corps to her home Windsor Castle.

On March 14, there is a Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey that she is also due to attend later in the month.

Heartbreakingly, the anniversary of Prince Philip's death will be marked with a memorial service at Westminster Abbey on March 29. This would be a challenging engagement for her Majesty to miss as she continues to grieve her husband of 73 years.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh during "The Patron's Lunch" celebrations for The Queen's 90th birthday at The Mall

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The Queen is not the only member of the royal family who is currently suffering from COVID. Prince Charles tested positive for Covid-19 for a second time just days before the Queen. Similarly, the Prince's wife Camilla Parker Bowles is also suffering from COVID.

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla will mark the end of Covid isolation with an exciting overseas trip. The couple plan to visit Ireland and will make the journey at the end of March if they have recovered by then.

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