The Queen makes major change to royal schedule of events

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The Queen has made the difficult decision to cancel all major events at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle for the rest of the year due to the ongoing global pandemic.

  • The Queen is set to return to Windsor Castle following her summer break at Balmoral
  • Palace officials confirmed all major events at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle have been cancelled as a precaution
  • It follows royal news of the Queen mourning this royal acquaintance

The Queen has been forced to cancel all major events due to take place at Buckingham Palace for the rest of the year as a precaution against covid-19.

The 94-year-old Monarch has been enjoying a summer break at Balmoral Castle, but is now set to return to Windsor Castle to resume royal duties. But large-scale engagements are still off the cards.

The news was confirmed on Buckingham Palace's website, with a statement that read, "In line with current Government guidelines, and as a sensible precaution in the current circumstances, there will be no large-scale events held at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle for the rest of the year.

"A variety of possibilities were examined to see if it was possible for investitures to safely take place in line with the guidelines."

With Buckingham Palace usually home to the Queen's bigger events, officials confirmed the ever-changing pandemic is making it difficult to plan ahead.

"Sadly, due to the large numbers of guests and recipients attending, it was not possible to find a way of safely delivering these events in the current circumstances. Recipients will be contacted directly."

With the Queen classed as being in the "vulnerable" category, her health is of utmost importance.

"The Queen's intention remains to return to Windsor Castle in October and to resume the use of Buckingham Palace during an autumn programme of audiences and engagements, in line with all relevant guidance and advice."

While lockdown has proved a difficult time for most, the Queen is said to have been “making the most" of this period by enjoying the rare downtime with her husband, Prince Philip, 98, and enjoying daily horse rides.

According to Vanity Fair, an insider revealed that the Queen remained in high spirits, despite the fear surrounding the deadly virus and was “making the most of the time” in lockdown by “riding out every day”.

That's the spirit!