Queen Elizabeth is unlikely to be seen out of public’s eye for several months, leading some to speculate that she will not quit for an official public duty until the fall at the earliest.
According to the details, several of Queen’s engagements have been canceled and advisers are told to be keeping her calendar clear amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
A royal source told The Sunday Times, “The Queen won’t do anything which goes against the advice of people in her [age] category, and she’s going to take all the appropriate advice. There are discussions what we could do and couldn’t do come October.”
“The Queen continues to be busy and will follow appropriate advice on engagements,” spokesman Buckingham Palace said.
The 94-year-old Queen will proceed to fulfill official duties, such as meeting with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson — by phone as she has been doing — reviewing her papers and talking with advisers.
On March 9, the Queen was last seen in public alongside several members of her family at the Commonwealth Service. That day was the last public engagement for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as working members of the royal family.