If you were looking forward to more royal family appearances in 2021, you might want to take a seat for this news.
Queen Elizabeth recently announced that she’s canceling all garden parties for the forthcoming year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The decision has been taken that garden parties will not take place in 2021,” a spokesman said, according to Hello! magazine.
The parties usually occur during the summer in the beautiful gardens of Buckingham Palace or the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The festivities are attended by several members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. The guest list would typically include Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but since their move to the states, their future travel plans are unknown.
The announcement shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, since the U.K. is entering its third lockdown due to COVID-19. Still, the news isn’t what we were hoping for, since it will result in fewer public appearances for the royal family.
Queen Elizabeth is currently self-isolating at Windsor Castle with her husband, Prince Philip. Although they spent last summer at the Scotland estate, Balmoral Castle, we expect them to stay where they are for the time being. When restrictions begin to lift, the queen will likely return to her London abode, Buckingham Palace.
Guess we’ll have to settle for Zoom appearances.
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