December 8, 2022
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Queen Elizabeth II hosted Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Buckingham Palace in London.


Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday hosted Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Buckingham Palace in London for the pair’s first weekly in-person viewers because the begin of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Queen, 95, has obtained prime ministers for weekly audiences all through her lengthy reign and has saved in contact with Johnson by telephone since March final 12 months when the primary lockdown measures had been imposed.

The monarch additionally spoke with the prime minister in-person when she met with world leaders on the UK-hosted G7 summit in Cornwall in southwest England earlier this month.

But the return of the face-to-face assembly, throughout which the Queen wore a lilac gown, was seen as a return to normality at her official residence, in central London.

At the beginning of the pandemic, the Queen retreated to Windsor Castle west of London along with her 99-year-old husband Prince Philip.

The royal family dubbed the social distancing association designed to guard the aged royals “HMS Bubble”.

According to studies, following the loss of life of Philip in April, the Queen will now spend the vast majority of her time on the Berkshire residence.

The first in-person presentation of investiture awards additionally passed off on Thursday, in a scaled-down ceremony at close by St James’s Palace by her eldest son and inheritor Prince Charles.

The 32 recipients wore face coverings, there was no viewers current and people being given awards had been restricted to 1 visitor every.

The return to relative normality got here regardless of rising ranges of coronavirus circumstances in Britain, pushed by the a brand new Delta variant of the illness, first recognized in India.

On Wednesday authorities statistics recorded simply over 16,000 circumstances within the final 24 hours — up greater than 5,000 on Tuesday within the highest day by day improve since February.

There had been 19 additional deaths, bringing the UK’s complete loss of life rely to greater than 128,000 because the begin of the pandemic.

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