Everything We Know About Queen Elizabeth II’s Testing Positive for COVID-19
COVID-19 is unconcerned with your identity. The coronavirus has infected everyone from celebrities to CEOs to regular people, and it hasn’t spared royalty. Buckingham Palace announced in a statement reported by the BBC that Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. According to the statement, the queen has been vaccinated and her symptoms have been modest, but the circumstances have caused her to change her schedule. Here’s everything you need to know.
The fundamentals of royal life
Queen Elizabeth II is 95 years old and will celebrate her 96th birthday in April. While the monarch’s health decisions are kept confidential, she did reveal that she had taken the COVID vaccination in January 2021. The BBC claims that she “is thought to have received all her follow-up injections,” despite the fact that she hasn’t made any more immunizations public. Her mother, Elizabeth the Queen Mother, lived to be 101, and she has led an unusually healthy life with few documented medical difficulties.
The monarch is suffering from “moderate cold-like symptoms,” according to the palace, but she plans to resume “limited responsibilities” at Windsor Castle during the week, stating that “she will continue to get medical treatment and will follow all the relevant recommendations.” That is undeniable. It’s the queen who can obtain the greatest medical treatment.
According to royal sources, the queen cancelled her virtual engagements for the day on Tuesday. It’s unclear whether she’ll keep other scheduled obligations, such as her weekly phone discussion with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, according to the BBC. She’ll still be at Windsor Castle next week for an in-person greeting.
What about those reports of deaths?
On Tuesday, at least one Twitter account claimed the queen had died, although this appears to be false. Dayo Okewale, a head of staff in the House of Lords, informed BNONews.com that the celebrity news source Hollywood Unlocked’s storey on the queen’s death was “fake.” He also tweeted: “Hollywood Unlocked stating the Queen is Dead?” There is no reliable source to back this up. #False. “
Many people derided the unsubstantiated death claim on social media.
As you can see, I’m not dead, “read the caption on a photo of the queen mingling with the superhero Black Panther.
Hollywood unlocked posting the Queen is dead???? There is no credible source that verifies this. #False
Few deaths are more meticulously predicted than a monarch’s. The specific plot for the queen’s death is known as Operation London Bridge, and it dates back to the 1960s. A footman will pin a dark-edged notice to the gates of Buckingham Palace, and the same notification will be put up on the palace’s website as one of the first formal events. The House of Commons will gather, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson will give a speech. Flags will be flown at half-mast at government buildings, condolence books will be laid out for mourners to sign, and gun salutes will be fired.
The queen will lie in state for three days after her death, followed by a formal funeral at Westminster Abbey. She will be laid to rest in Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died in April 2021 at the age of 99, and his remains will be relocated from the Royal Vault in St. George’s to the King George VI Memorial Chapel, where he will be buried alongside his wife. The day of her funeral will be marked as a day of national mourning in the United Kingdom, with a two-minute moment of silence held at noon.
Even before a formal coronation ceremony, the queen’s eldest son, Charles, will be king from the time she passes away. When the queen’s father, King George VI, died in 1952, the same thing happened. Elizabeth and Philip were on a royal tour to Kenya when she was crowned queen of England.
The death of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Charles’ wife, has sparked considerable debate. Because Charles admitted to having an affair with Camilla during his marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales, many Britons were hesitant to accept Camilla as the new Princess of Wales, let alone envisage her as queen. However, in a speech commemorating her platinum jubilee, Queen Elizabeth II stated that when Charles assumes the throne, she wants Camilla to be acknowledged as queen consort. A royal consort is merely a governing monarch’s spouse.