Elizabeth II made her first trip since the start of the health crisis this Thursday, October 15. Visiting a government area, the Queen was pictured with Prince William. A glaring detail alerted Internet users to the security measures taken for the event.
For the first time in seven months, Elizabeth II participated in an outdoor event. Faced with the health crisis, the 94 year old queen a pris all the necessary precautions for his health and that of Prince Philip, 99 years old. First stuck in Windsor Castle, the couple then took refuge for the summer in Balmoral, before join Buckingham last September.
This Thursday, October 15, 2020, Elizabeth II went to the side of Prince William at Defense Science and Technology Laboratory, in the government area of Porton Down. The queen and her grandson were present to inaugurate the new Center for Energy Analysis. Within this ultramodern building, hundreds of scientists lead research to protect the UK against possible terrorist and criminal threats linked to explosives. The monarch and heir to the throne also traded with scientists actively fighting to counter the Covid-19 pandemic.
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« It must be mandatory! »
During this trip, Elizabeth II was photographed and photos shared on the official Instagram account of the British Royal Family. One detail immediately alerted Internet users. They were surprised, even bewildered, to discover the Queen, Prince William and the other individuals present with their faces uncovered. « No masks ?! », « Okay, no mask for the queen but to protect her, it must be compulsory for the people around her! », we could read in the comments of the publication. However, other internet users have highlighted the fact that social distancing was respected. In addition, the people supposed to have close contact with His Royal Highness had been tested for coronavirus. While she had taken no risk so far and despite criticism, Elizabeth II therefore seems to remain on her course.