Buckingham Palace confirms changes to Queen’s schedule amid coronavirus fears

Even members of the Royal Family have been forced to change plans as the novel coronavirus continues to spread worldwide.

Buckingham Palace announced in a statement a number of changes to the Queen‘s personal schedule during the COVID-19 outbreak, including many cancellations of events she typically attends.

She’s heading home to Windsor on March 19, a week earlier than planned, for the Easter holidays. Her annual garden parties, as well as the Maundy Service at St. George’s Chapel on April 9, have been cancelled to prevent the virus’ spread.

Guests invited to the parties, the statement continues, will be extended an invitation for ones in 2021 so they can still attend.

The Royal Horticultural Society’s highly anticipated yearly Chelsea Flower Show has been cancelled as well.

“As a sensible precaution and for practical reasons in the current circumstances, a number of changes are being made to The Queen’s diary,” the official statement reads.

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