March 17, 2020 / 2:16 PM / 20 days ago

UK's Queen Elizabeth cancels parties, heads to Windsor Castle over coronavirus

LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) - Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has cancelled her annual garden parties and will head to Windsor Castle west of London earlier than usual where she will stay for longer than planned because of the coronavirus outbreak, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday.

“In consultation with the Medical Household and Government, a number of public events with large numbers of people due to have been attended by The Queen, and other members of the royal family, in the coming months will be cancelled or postponed,” the palace said.

Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison

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